• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Residents no longer require GDRFA approval for return to Dubai

Dubai residents travelling back to the emirate no longer need an approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), according to Emirates Airline.

The only requirement for Dubai residents returning to the country is a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

The new update, went into effect from February 12. Previously, all Dubai residents needed a GDRFA approval to fly back to the emirate. The approval was valid for 30 days only so those who were planning to return in less than 30 days could apply for the approval before their departure and it can be obtained online.

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