The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has issued a new update for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the nation eases some travel restrictions with the UK. However, only Scotland is included in this latest update, with the UAE now resuming direct flights with the nation.
It comes as a step in the right direction for holidays, despite the fact international travel remains illegal under current lockdown restrictions in Scotland and the wider UK.
The United Arab Emirates remains on England’s “red list”, meaning UK residents and citizens are permitted entry to the country but must self-isolate in a Government approved hotel for 10 days.
The UAE is also on Scotland’s “acute risk” list, meaning arrivals must enter into a “managed quarantine” for 10 days upon their arrival.
In the latest FCDO update, the travel authority explains: “From 4am 9 April direct flights from the UAE to Scotland will no longer be prohibited.”
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Britons hoping to visit the UAE must also follow strict rules.
“All tourists, visitors and residents travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai or Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check-in,” the Government authority explains…