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Updated 5 May 2022

UAE residents travelling to Dubai from certain countries are no longer subject to approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) or approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Keep reading to know more about the easing of the GDRFA permit for all residents to the UAE.

GDRFA approval no longer required

As confirmed by the flag carriers of the UAE, the GDRFA or ICA approval is no longer required by the UAE residents travelling to the UAE. Therefore, UAE residents from all over the globe can now travel to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah and other emirates without pre-travel or registration on the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) portal.

Furthermore, the NCEMA has also eased Covid-19 precautionary measures for arrivals in the country. Please visit our United Arab Emirates Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Requirements article for detailed updates.

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