UAE authorities announced the opening of tourist visas to vaccinated citizens from all over the world on August 28. Starting from August 30, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) said that applications for tourist visas would be open to individuals from all countries that are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
If someone is fully vaccinated with Sputnik V from India, can they travel to the UAE on a tourist visa? The vaccine is approved in the UAE, but not by the World Health Organization.
Vaccines certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are only accepted.
Which vaccines have been approved by the WHO?
WHO has approved the following vaccines for use in emergencies:
- AstraZeneca/AZD1222 (manufactured by the SII and SK Bio)