Sharjah Airport announces the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights to the UAE, effective Tuesday, March 24, starting at 11:59 pm, for two weeks, except cargo flights and necessary evacuation flights.
The Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management and the Civil Aviation Authority have decided to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE for two weeks as part of the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
The decision, which is subject to re-assessment, will take effect in 48 hours.
The decision does not include cargo flights and necessary evacuation flights.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a statement suspending entry of GCC citizens, starting March 20th until a pre-check mechanism involving COVID-19 is approved.
Updated procedures about the entry of GCC nationals into the UAE, takes effect starting March 21st as a precautionary measure to stop #Coronavirus, requiring all GCC nationals to pass a medical test upon arrival to the UAE, in addition, to commit a home quarantine for 14 days.
The UAE temporarily suspends the procedures for obtaining entry visas upon arrival to the passport holders of exempted countries in response to fighting the COVID-19 which has plagued all countries globally.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation decides to stop UAE nationals from travelling abroad temporarily starting from today until further notice, as a precautionary measure to combat COVID-19.
To ensure the health and safety of our passengers and the general public, Sharjah Airport is closely working and strictly adheres with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NECMDA) in implementing necessary measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Sharjah Airport is continuously maintaining stringent cleanliness and hygiene standards at all times.
Screening on Arrival
All passengers arriving at Sharjah Airport will go through a thermal scan process as they pass through the Arrivals entrance.
The UAE authorities have temporarily suspended the issuance of entry visas as of March 17, 2020, with exceptions as follows:
– Does not apply to passengers holding diplomatic passports (exceptions apply, check prior to travel) or those who have had visas issued prior to March 17.
– Does not apply to passengers who hold passports from the following countries as listed below. These passengers can continue to travel to and from the UAE although may be subject to additional screening.
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy , Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore