COLOMBO (News 1st): The Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority of the United Arab Emirates have announced that application for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries, provided that they are fully vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines.
The decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from the previously banned countries, such as Sri Lanka.
Arriving passengers on tourist visa must take mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport. The previous rules for unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place.
Meanwhile, Moderna, Covishield, Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, remains as COVID-19 vaccines approved by the WHO.