The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management and the General Civil Aviation Authority in the Emirates announced the suspension of entry for travelers from Congo on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers arriving from them, as of Friday, December 17, at 08:00 in the morning.
This includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in the Congo during a period of 14 days before coming to the Emirates with the continuation of flights, as it will allow the transfer of passengers from the Emirates to these countries, according to the Emirates News Agency “WAM”.
Transfer of excluded categories
It will also allow the transfer of excluded groups from the Congo to the Emirates with the application of precautionary measures, which include UAE nationals and their first-degree relatives and domestic workers who are sponsored by them, as well as diplomatic missions accredited between the Emirates and Congo, official delegations and golden residency holders.
The excluded groups will be obligated to take preventive measures, which include a pre-laboratory examination PCR within 48 hours and a rapid examination “Rapid-PCR” on the airport campus within 6 hours from the date of departure, whenever possible, in addition to a PCR laboratory examination at the airport upon arrival.
stone 10 days
It also requires UAE nationals, their first-degree relatives, domestic helpers and those sponsored, diplomatic missions and golden residency holders to adhere to a 10-day quarantine and an examination on the ninth day of entering the country.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travelers coming from Congo through other countries are required to have a period of stay in those countries of not less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the Emirates.
It also prevents UAE nationals from traveling to the Congo, with the exception of official state delegations, emergency medical cases, and study missions.
Tighter travel restrictions for these countries
In addition, the two authorities announced new requirements to come to the country from Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia via direct flights, where a pre-laboratory examination (PCR) will be requested within 48 hours, and a rapid examination “Rapid-PCR” will be conducted on the airport campus within 6 hours from the time of departure.
It will also be required of those coming from these countries via transit flights to conduct a pre-laboratory examination PCR within 48 hours and to conduct a rapid examination “Rapid-PCR” on the campus of the airport of the main destination, departing from them within 6 hours from the time of departure, in addition to the necessity of conducting a rapid examination. – PCR” is additional on the campus of the airport of transit countries before entering the Emirates.
The authority called on all passengers affected by the decision to follow up and communicate with the airlines associated with them to modify and schedule their flights to ensure their safe return to their final destinations without any delay or other obligations.