New quarantine guidelines for residents looking to return to the UAE have been released.
As per the guidelines, all returning UAE residents will be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine upon arrival.
The 14 days of quarantine can either take place hotels and at the homes of the returning residents, provided pre-approved set of criteria are met.
The news come after Dubai Tourism announced that the UAE is set to open its borders soon.
In More Detail
Upon arrival, passengers will be subject to thermal checks. Those suspected of having COVID-19 will be subject to further tests. All returning UAE residents will be required to download the COVID-19 DXB app. Once residents clear immigration and customs, they will be provided with the option of a hotel or home quarantine. Those who do not meet the criteria for home quarantine are required to pick a hotel from a pre-approved list of options.
Returning residents opting for a hotel stay will have to remain in their rooms for the entire 14 day quarantine period. UAE residences will also be required to clean their rooms regularly and wear face masks and gloves when in the hotel's common spaces. The resident will cover the cost of the hotel stay.
Residents looking for home quarantine can do so, provided; their room has its own private bathroom, they are not sharing a household with high-risk individuals, and they have access to medical equipment such as thermometers.
All returning UAE residents will have access to a tele-doctor through the COVID-19 DXB app.
How to Book a Return Flight to the UAE
All UAE residents wishing to return have to apply for an entry permit, which can be found on the smartservices.ica.gov.ae website.
Once the entry permit is approved, returning residents can proceed by booking their return flight to the UAE.