UAE opens land border entry with Oman

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 14 November 2020: The UAE has announced the beginning of movement through land border ports from Monday, 16th November 2020.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship (ICA), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a joint statement, said that citizens of the Sultanate of Oman are exempt from the requirement of prior approval to enter the country through land ports.

Omani citizens are required to present a negative PCR test result, provided the pre-examination is from accredited laboratories in their country, and that the validity period of the test does not exceed 48 hours from the date of the test. They are also required to conduct a COVID-19 test at the ports upon arrival and follow all preventive and precautionary measures according to the approved protocols, in addition to installing the Al Hosn application. A PCR test is obligatory on the fourth day if they have stayed for four consecutive days in the UAE, said official news agency Wam.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship also noted that the quarantine procedures for visitors coming into the country are in accordance with the local procedures followed in the various emirates.

In case a person is tested at the port and the result is positive, procedures for denied entry will be applied, according to international rules and regulations.

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