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Exemption from the PCR test

February 23rd, 2022


National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has lifted the compulsory requirement of PCR test for all fully vaccinated passengers traveling to Pakistan. However, non-vaccinated passengers between 12-18 years of age are permitted to travel to Pakistan from February 24th till April 30th 2022, with the submission of a negative PCR report within 72 hours of departure.







Travel advisory for UAE

January 1st, 2022

Please be informed that, effective from Thursday 5th August 2021 00:01 HRS., the following conditions will be applicable for travel between Pakistan and UAE:

DECISION – 1: ENTERING UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
With regard to the countries listed below, the restrictions imposed previously will be amended for the categories referred to in Clause 1 below and will be granted permission to ENTER United Arab Emirates (UAE), subject to their compliance of the conditions set out in Clause 2 below.

The applicable Countries:
  • The Republic of India
  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal  
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • The Republic of Uganda

The removal of restrictions will be applicable to the following categories:

  • A holder of valid UAE resident visa, who has obtained the required vaccination doses in the UAE and completed fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose and holds a vaccination card issued from a medical institution in the UAE, including the vaccine certificate available in the smart application(s) of Government Medical entities in the UAE;
  • Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians (Whether Vaccinated or not Vaccinated);
  • Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teaches at Universities, Colleges, Schools and Institutions in the UAE (Whether Vaccinated or not vaccinated);
  • Students who are currently studying in the UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);
  • Those who are holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or cases (i.e., family reunion) (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);
  • Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government entities (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);
  • Those who undergo medical treatments in UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);

All passengers who are exempted as provided in Clause 1 above, shall ensure that the following preventive measures are compiled by them:

  • Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System;
  • Undergo a PCR test at the arriving airport;

METHODS OF IMPLEMENTATION

  • The passenger shall submit a request through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, for the necessary approval, through
    https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/homepage.aspx
  • A holder of valid UAE resident visa, who has obtained the required vaccination doses in the UAE and completed fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose, shall submit the vaccination certificate/card through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, through https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/homepage.aspx
  • The airlines shall ensure and/or verify the authenticity of the above requirement(s) prior to the passenger(s) boarding the aircraft and shall not accept any passenger(s) who does not fulfill the aforesaid condition(s) and/or requirements;
  • If the airline carries any passenger(s) who fails to meet the aforesaid requirements, the airline will be held responsible to return such passenger to the point of embarkation and also any other matters that may arise therefrom.

DECISIONS 2: TRANSITING THROUGH UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
With regard to the countries listed below, the restrictions imposed previously will be amended for the categories referred to in Clause 1 below and will be granted permission to TRANSIT through United Arab Emirates, subject to their compliance of the conditions set out in Clause 1 below.

  • The People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Republic of India
  • the Republic of Liberia
  • the Republic of Namibia
  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal  
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • the Republic of Sierra Leone
  • The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Republic of South Africa
  • The Republic of Uganda
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • The Republic of Zambia

All passengers who are traveling from Countries exempted as provided in Decision 2 above and transiting through UAE, shall ensure that the following preventive measures are compiled by them:                                                                  

    • Obtain necessary entry permission/approval from Country of the final destination;
    • Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (42) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System;
    • The airlines shall ensure and/or verify the authenticity of the above requirement(s) prior to the passenger(s) boarding the aircraft and shall not accept any passenger(s) who does not fulfill the aforesaid condition(s) and/or requirements.





List of approved Labs for PCR test

December 25th, 2021


SereneAir only accepts the PCR test from some specific Labs.


Please Click Here to view the list of all authorized Labs.


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