Dubai: FCDO issues new update on quarantine rules and fines for UAE arrivals entering UK | Travel News | Travel
Dubai grew to become a preferred vacation hotspot in the direction of the top of 2020, attributable to its place on the journey hall listing and lack of quarantine for holidaymakers who may present a detrimental Covid check on arrival. However, not solely have journey corridors been axed, however the United Arab Emirates has additionally been positioned on the Government’s “high risk” listing of locations.
The listing of individuals allowed to enter the UK consists of holders of Indefinite Leave to Remain, holders of present go away to enter or stay visas, holders of clearance or visas which grant such go away together with college students and staff, holders of EU Settlement Scheme visas, and those that have rights of entry beneath the Withdrawal Agreement.
“From 15 February onwards, everyone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned in the last 10 days must quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel, take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantine, and follow the national lockdown rules,” states the FCDO.
It additional warns: “Providing false or deliberately misleading information when filling out your passenger locator form is an offence punishable by imprisonment.
“You could be fined up to £10,000, imprisoned for up to 10 years, or both if you do not provide accurate details about the countries you have visited in the 10 days before you arrived in the UK.
“If you break the quarantine rules you may face a penalty of up to £10,000.”
The FCDO states the United Arab Emirates, in addition to the opposite nations on the “high risk” listing, are going through journey restrictions in a bid to “stop the spread of potentially harmful variants into the UK”.
Those arriving into the UK should prepare their resort quarantine previous to arrival.
According to the FCDO: “Your quarantine package will include your managed quarantine hotel, quarantine transport and your travel test package for COVID-19 tests on day two and day eight of quarantine.”
Arrivals should additionally full a passenger locator type which can share particulars of any locations they’ve beforehand been in.
The FCDO additionally gives data for travellers who have to fly from the UK again to the United Arab Emirates for “essential” causes.
“Residents returning to Dubai still need to get approval before travelling. Those returning to other parts of the UAE no longer need to get approval,” explains the journey recommendation web page.
“From January 31, all tourists, visitors and residents travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai must have a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check-in.
“Travellers may additionally be required to undertake an extra COVID-19 PCR check on arrival in Dubai and must isolate pending the results of the COVID-19 PCR check.
“Travellers to Abu Dhabi from the UK must have carried out a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure and received a negative result and will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.
“Travellers entering Abu Dhabi are additionally required to put on a government-provided wristband, full a minimal 10-day interval of self-isolation or quarantine and, relying on the size of their keep, have as much as two additional COVID-19 PCR checks on day six and 12 after their arrival.”