The latest updates on the procedures and requirements for traveling through Sharjah Airport
- Vaccinated travellers to the UAE will only need to present an approved COVID19 vaccination certificate containing a QR code.
- Unvaccinated travellers need to present a negative PCR test result done within the last 48 hours or a certificate of recovery from COVID19 containing a QR code within one month before the date of travel.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority ban the travel of UAE citizens who are not vaccinated with the “Covid-19” vaccine, as of January 10.
UAE releases new list of exclusions from entry restrictions for selected traveler categories
- The General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority of the United Arab Emirates announced the exclusion of new categories of travelers from some countries from which entry is prohibited as of August 5, 2021, according to a statement from the Emirates News Agency, WAM.
- Among the categories that are now excluded include those with valid residence visas who received full vaccination in the UAE, with the second dose having passed at least 14 days, and who have vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the emirates.
- Medical personnel working in the country will also be excluded, including doctors, nurses, and technicians from the vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups, and those working in the educational sector in the country who teach in universities, colleges, schools, and institutes also from the vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups.
- This exception also applies to students studying in the country, humanitarian workers who hold valid residency, federal and local government agency staff, and those undergoing treatment in the UAE, whether they are vaccinated or not.
- The excluded groups are obliged to submit a prior PCR examination within 48 hours from the date of departure, and to conduct a quick laboratory examination before boarding the plane and are advised to apply precautionary and preventive measures upon arrivals, such as subjecting to quarantine, PCR examinations, and follow-ups and health monitoring.
- The statement indicated that travel would resume for transit passengers from all countries from which transit passengers were previously stopped, provided that the traveler’s last destination is on the green list, and a laboratory examination is submitted within 72 hours from the time of departure.
UAE suspends entry of passengers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka
- ABU DHABI, 10th May, 2021 (WAM) — The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced that entry from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka will be suspended for all incoming passengers on national and foreign carriers, as well as those carrying transit passengers, starting from 23:59 on Wednesday, 12th May, 2021.
- Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT) in Sharjah updated procedures for passengers arriving through Sharjah Airport, announcing that travellers must present negative Covid-19 results prior to boarding within a period not exceeding 72 hours from the date of travel, which was previously valid for 96 hours earlier, before arriving at the emirate’s ports. The implementation of the decision begins five days after its publication.
- Travellers must present negative Covid-19 results prior to boarding and take another test upon arrival in Sharjah
- The updated procedures reflects the emirate’s keenness to preserve the safety of community members in accordance with health procedures and requirements that ensure curbing the spread of the virus.
- The guidelines issued by the local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT) in Sharjah include conducting Covid-19 PCR test for departures before traveling within 72 hours of the date of travel to the destinations that require this, adhering to the preventive measures followed in the countries of destination with the necessity of having health insurance when traveling abroad.
- Travel is now permitted for all citizens and residents through Sharjah Airport to or from any destination in accordance with the procedures of respective countries of origin.
- Travelers are fully responsible for their actions and they must assess the epidemiological or Covid-19 situation of the countries they are planning to visit.
- Both tourists and residents must ensure that they have adequate health insurance that covers all costs of treatment and isolation until the results of their PCR medical test arrive.
- All travelers to Sharjah must have a negative PCR test report, conducted not more than 96 hours earlier, before arriving at Sharjah Airport. Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report.
- All incoming travelers must subject themselves to self-quarantine at their residence until the results of their PCR test are confirmed. In case the result is negative, they are entitled to move, if the result is positive, the travelers concerned will have to undergo home/health quarantine up to a period stipulated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Community Protection.
- In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation. In the event of non-compliance of quarantine restrictions, they will be liable to strict legal action and penalties.
- This policy will be reviewed to align with the general situation whenever the need arises.
Procedures and requirements for the return of residents to UAE through Sharjah Airport (residencies issued by the UAE)
- All the residents are allowed to enter the country through Sharjah Airport without obtaining prior approvals.
- All travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival to the borders of the emirate.
- It is mandatory for all travelers to undergo a PCR test with a negative result not more than 96 hours before traveling.
- Any traveler with positive results will have to isolate and medicate at their own or their sponsors expenses.
- Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.
Procedures and requirements for citizens and residents to travel through Sharjah Airport
- All UAE citizens and residents are now allowed to travel abroad through Sharjah Airport while observing the travel guidelines and procedures of the respective countries.
- Travelers will have to adhere to the health requirements of the country they are traveling to, and have a PCR if required.
- Travelers must obtain international health insurance for any travel abroad and undergo PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport.
Procedures and requirements for the entry of visitors and tourists through Sharjah Airport
Tourists from all countries are welcomed through Sharjah Airport, provided that they have:
- A valid ticket
- International health insurance
- Passengers must check their entry requirements with their Airline, as the entry rules are subject to quick changes and the Airlines have the most up-to-date information
- Arrivals from all allowed origin countries must have an International Mobile Number for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. For the traveller’s convenience, Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed.
- Travelers arriving in Sharjah Airport must:
1- Self-quarantine in a hotel or place of residence until the results of the PCR Test are advised
2- Follow Ministry of Health procedures and isolate in the event of a positive case being identified
3- Download Al-Hosn application for track and trace purposes