‘No Quarantine’ corridor with these four countries

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 14 May 2021: The UAE and Bahrain have adopted a safe travel corridor for travellers vaccinated against Covid-19, as part of their joint cooperation and coordination, and their joint efforts to recover from the pandemic.

The travel corridor will enable people to travel between the two countries starting from the first day of Eid al-Fitr without the need to quarantine. They will be required to adhere to the precautionary measures adopted by the destination country, which were recently updated to ensure safer travel for everyone, the two countries said in a joint statement.

This step also underscores the determination of the leaderships of the two countries to facilitate the movement of individuals and achieve the goals of their vaccination campaigns for all segments of the community, said Wam.

Citizens and residents who wish to benefit from the quarantine exemption in both countries will be required to present proof that they have received the full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through approved applications and certificates, most notably the Al Hosn app in the UAE and the BeAware Bahrain app in Bahrain. Moreover, passengers can also save their PCR test results on the two apps.

The strategic partnership between the UAE and Bahrain is important, in light of the significant challenges facing the world caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting their efforts to address and overcome the crisis, added the statement.

UAE and Greece announce safe travel corridor for vaccinated travellers

As part of cooperation and coordination between the UAE and Greece, and to advance towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a safe travel corridor has been established for fully vaccinated individuals, in addition to mutual recognition of vaccination certificates issued by health authorities in the two countries.

Effective immediately in Greece and as of 18 May 2021 in the UAE, the quarantine-free travel corridor will ease the travel of vaccinated individuals holding vaccination certificates without the need to apply quarantine requirements upon arrival, while abiding by other precautionary measures adopted at each destination to ensure safe and secure travel for all.

This step affirms the keenness of the leadership of both countries to facilitate the movement of individuals, promote tourism between the two countries, and achieve the desired goals of vaccination campaigns, which reached advanced rates in the percentage of vaccine recipients to ensure the health and safety of the community and prevent the spread of the pandemic.

As per the new regulations, citizens and residents wishing to benefit from the quarantine-free travel corridor in both countries will be required to show documentation that they have received the last dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with the approved applications or certificates issued by health authorities. Travelers can also present PCR laboratory test results through these applications.

UAE, Seychelles announce safe travel corridor

The UAE and Seychelles have announced the establishment of a safe travel corridor for fully vaccinated individuals, in addition to mutual recognition of vaccination certificates issued by health authorities in the two countries. The move is part of the UAE-Seychelles cooperation towards the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of 13th May 2021, the quarantine-free travel corridor will ease the travel of vaccinated individuals holding vaccination certificates without the need to apply quarantine requirements upon arrival, while abiding by other precautionary measures adopted at each destination to ensure safe and secure travel for all.

This step affirms the keenness of the leadership of both countries to facilitate the movement of individuals, promote tourism between the two countries, and achieve the desired goals of vaccination campaigns, which reached advanced rates in the percentage of vaccine recipients. This will ensure the health and safety of community and prevent the spread of the virus.

As per the new regulations, citizens and residents wishing to benefit from the quarantine-free travel corridor in both countries will be required to show documentation that they have received the last dose of a Covid-19 vaccine per the approved applications or certificates issued by health authorities. Travellers can also present PCR laboratory test results through these applications.

UAE, Serbia adopt safe travel corridor

The UAE and Serbia signed an MoU regarding a quarantine-free travel corridor for fully vaccinated people. The move comes as part of a joint UAE-Serbian cooperation and coordination agreement to press ahead with measures aimed at recovery from the fallout of Covid-19.

The quarantine-free travel corridor will ease the travel of vaccinated people holding vaccination certificates issued by health authorities in the two countries, as of May 15, without the need to apply health quarantine requirements upon arrival, while abiding by other precautionary measures, to ensure safe travel for all.

The signing ceremony, held virtually, was attended from the UAE side by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and on the Serbian side, by Tatjana Matic, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Communications.

The step reflects the determination of the leadership of both countries to ease the movement of people and achieve the desired goals of the vaccination campaigns rolled out to ensure the inoculation of all eligible community members.

As per the new rule, citizens and expatriate residents, who want to benefit from the quarantine-free travel corridor, need to show evidence confirming they have received the last shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the approved applications or certificates issued by their health authorities. Passengers can also present the results of the laboratory examination / PCR / through these applications.

This partnership and strategic cooperation between the two countries is of high importance in light of the challenges that the world faces due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It also supports the two countries’ efforts to combat and overcome the pandemic.

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