Abu Dhabi: In accordance with the new COVID-19 circumstances triggered by the rapid spread of its Omicron Variant, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), in association with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced new travel restrictions for Emirati travelers.
The authorities have decided to place a travel ban for un-vaccinated Emirati citizens coming in effect from the 10th January.
The Ministry has also highlighted the mandate to receive booster shots for vaccinated Emirati citizens as per the national travel protocol.
Un-vaccinated Emirati Citizens who are exempted from the newly revealed travel restrictions must be;
- Individuals who are medically exempted from taking the vaccine.
- Individuals who fall part of certain humanitarian cases and
- Individuals traveling from medical and treatment purposes.
Both MoFAIC and NCEMA took the opportunity to emphasis the importance of ensuring that all travelers complying with preventive measures, investigating the epidemiological situation in travel destinations, and communicating with diplomatic missions in the country in case of suspected infection.