UAE Eases Flight Restrictions For Expo 2020 Dubai Participants

Even while passenger entrance from 16 countries remains restricted, a new group of passengers from these countries will be permitted to enter the UAE, according to an official circular.

The exceptions include foreign Expo 2020 Dubai attendees, exhibitors, and workers sponsored by the event’s organizers, according to the latest safety circular issued by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

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Expo 2020 Dubai Participants to Experience More Seamless Travels Entering the UAE

According to the July 22 circular, flight and passenger limitations from nations such as India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Indonesia will remain in effect, the Khaleej Times reported.

The UAE has also imposed flight and passenger restrictions on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia.

According to the GCAA circular, the following nations are exempt from the restricted list:

  • Citizens of the United Arab Emirates and their first-degree relatives.
  • Diplomatic personnel between the UAE and the relevant nations, including administrative personnel.
  • Official delegations are subject to prior approval.
  • Residents of the UAE who hold a gold or silver residency visa.
  • Expo 2020 foreign participants, Expo 2020 exhibitors, and Expo 2020 workers are all funded by the Expo 2020 organizer.
  • Crews on cargo and transit planes operated by foreign businesses.
  • Businessmen and businesswomen, provided they are approved by the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders, and Free Zones; and Heads of higher committees of the Emirate’s emergency, crisis, and disaster management teams.
  • Employees who perform crucial responsibilities as defined by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

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