UAE lifts Covid-19-related flight restrictions for 12 African nations

The new rules are effective from 2.30pm on Saturday, January 29

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Restrictions on flights arriving from 12 African nations will be lifted on Saturday, the UAE's Covid-19 crisis authority said.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (Ncema) also updated entry procedures for flights originating from three more nations at the same time, in a post on social media.

Flight arrivals can resume from: Botswana, Congo Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

It also said that entry procedures have been updated for flights originating from Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda.

The new rules come into effect on 2.30pm on Saturday.

Passengers will be required to take a PCR test 48 hours before departure, test where possible at the departure airport, test on arrival and follow to all precautionary measures when visiting the UAE.

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Updated: January 27, 2022, 10:18 AM