September 26, 2023

UAE-India travel: No more 7-day quarantine

Nourin Alem

On February 10, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revamped its travel protocols to the country, scrapping the mandatory pre-travel RT-PCR test, valid for 72-hours before departure, for passengers arriving from 87 countries.

However, the testing requirement would remain mandatory for all passengers travelling from UAE to India. The guidelines no more require mandatory seven-day home quarantine.

Children under five years of age are exempted from both pre-and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per laid down protocol.

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