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UAE updates land border requirements for KSA and Oman

The new rules apply to all GCC citizens, residents and tourists

The UAE’s land border regulations for those arriving from Saudi Arabia and Oman have been updated with immediate effect.

To enter via land borders, travellers who are fully vaccinated with approved vaccines and booster doses must present a negative PCR result from a test taken within 14 days to enter the UAE. Another PCR test will be required on the sixth day after entering the UAE, if they stay for six consecutive days or more.

The decision was announced by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

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Those who are not vaccinated will need to present a negative PCR result from a test taken no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. They must then take a PCR test on the fourth day and another PCR test on the eighth day if they are still in the destination.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated educational staff, students and parents of students can present a negative PCR result from a test taken within 14 days.

All existing precautionary measures, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing will remain in place until further notice.

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