Dubai: The Department of Civil Aviation in Ras Al Khaimah has announced that expatriate residents will soon be allowed to enter the emirate through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport from October 15, 2020, without obtaining prior permission from authorities.
The new travel procedures come in line with the procedures and requirements adopted by the UAE, which include undergoing medical testing and obtaining a negative COVID-19 result before returning within a period not exceeding 96 hours.
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Travellers or their sponsors should cover the cost of another lab test or PCR test, as well as the cost of quarantine in the case of a positive result.
Tourists from all countries may also enter the UAE through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on condition that they fulfil all the requirements, such as reserving travel tickets and obtaining tourist medical insurance.
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Tourists are also required to undergo a PCR test four days before coming to the country, as well as fill in a medical disclosure form for submission to relevant authorities. The quarantine procedures for tourists whose medical results are positive will be in line with the procedures adopted by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Emirati citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to any country according to the planned scheduled flights through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and in line with relevant procedures applied by individual countries.