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Approval for Vacation of UAE Residents Required

Approval for Vacation of UAE Residents Required - Coming Soon in UAE
29 June 2020

Before flying overseas, Dubai residents will have to receive approval. 

As the government lifted travel restrictions, many Dubai residents start planning a vacation abroad. In order to travel, residents will have to receive approval from Dubai’s immigration service, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

All Dubai residents returning to the emirate have to apply for permission through the GDRFA approval form. It is required to enter your Resident File Number, which can be found on the visa under “File”. If your application status is “approved”, GDRFA will email you a reference number. This number should be used while booking flights online or via a travel agent. After receiving approval, a traveler should check the local travel requirements of the country.

Travelers returning to Dubai will need:
– To take GDRFA approval to return and a copy of the approval email with you. There is no need to pass the PCR test prior to leaving Dubai unless your destination requires it;
– To print and complete a health declaration form and quarantine undertaking form. The traveler will give these forms to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival at Dubai;
– To pass the COVID-19 test in a certified lab overseas or upon arrival in Dubai, then remain in your residence until you get the results. If you test positive, you’ll have to be quarantined, either in your home or an approved hotel;
– To download the COVID-19 – DXB Smart App (iOS or Android). At check-in, the traveler should declare about health insurance that will cover any costs for treatment or quarantine.

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