The UAE has introduced new travel requirements for travelers on direct flights from Ghana and Uganda with immediate effect.
The communique cited on the flyer directs all passengers travelling through Ghana and Uganda to provide a 48-hour PCR Covid-19 negative test as well as a six hour Rapid-PCR test taken at the airport of departure before boarding.
“Passengers transiting through Ghana and Uganda must provide a provide a 48-hour PCR Covid-19 test, a six hour Rapid-PCR test taken at the airport of departure before boarding as well as a Rapid-PCR test taken at the transit airport before entering the UAE” – said the authorities .
The statement continued to advise passengers to contact their respective airlines to make changes to their flights if the need be in order not to delay or incur additional charges. “With the emphasis of contacting travelers affected by the suspensions as well as the relevant airline operators to reschedule flights and ensure their safe return to their final destinations without delay or additional charges” – the statement said.
Also, the UAE will suspend the entry of passengers from four African countries from 7:30pm on the 25th December, 2021, Christmas day in line with curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. These countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
This suspension will affect all travelers and transiting passengers from the four African countries. The statement by the Supreme Council of National Security and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority stated that the “UAE announces the suspension of entry for travelers and transit passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria on all national and international flights. This includes the suspending the entry of travelers who were in these counties 14 days before coming to the UAE”.
However, “flight operations will continue to transport passengers from the UAE to these countries”- the statement said.
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