With Dubai Tourism having confirmed the UAE is set to open its borders soon, per a trade toolkit released, new guidelines have been released for residents returning to the emirate.

The new set of guidelines from Dubai Tourism outlines criteria for residents of where they will need to quarantine for 14 days upon their return, whether that be in a hotel or at home.

This comes after the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship unveiled its initiative in order to help the 200,000 residents who are still stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once for returning residents are booked, pre-arrival procedures will be provided to all passengers. This includes all passengers undergoing a COVID-19 test when arriving at Dubai Airport. It’s also a requirement for returning passengers to download the COVID-19 DXB app.

For those who are having to quarantine themselves for 14 days in a hotel, this will be at the expense of the returning residents and must be selected from the list of approved hotels on the official Dubai Tourism website.

Upon check-in to their selected hotels, passengers will have to stay in their rooms throughout the entire 14-day stay, will have to clean their rooms and wear face masks and gloves where required. Those in quarantine will also have access to a tele-doctor through an app. If there are any changes in medical statuses of passengers.

There are also strict guidelines for those quarantining at home which includes having their own room with a private bathroom and they must not be in the same household with anyone who falls into the high-risk category. Additionally, all those returning must update their symptoms on the designated COVID-19 app and must have an active UAE phone number.

In order for UAE residents to return to the country, they must have an entry permit. To apply, foreign nationals who hold a valid residency visa for the UAE should register for the ‘Residents’ Entry Permit’ on this website: smartservices.ica.gov.ae.

This new set of guidelines from Dubai tourism comes after Emirates revealed it was stepping up the number of scheduled flights it was running.

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