Abu Dhabi: In line with their goals of safe travel in the UAE, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have decided to allow citizens to travel to 12 African nations from Sunday, 6th of February at 18:00 (local time).
Flyers to the African Countries Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have taken booster dose of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Initially, only citizens who fall into two specific categories will be allowed to be onboard to the above listed African Nations;
- Citizens who have received the full doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines in addition to the booster dose.
- Unvaccinated citizens who are medically exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to humanitarian cases and those travelling for treatment.
GCAA and NCEMA urged citizens to adhere to all relevant precautionary and preventative measures, and follow the health guidelines, including social distancing, wearing face masks, and regular handwashing.