The GDRFA approval form for Dubai residents returning to the UAE is no longer needed – but you’ll still need a negative PCR test.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) form was an essential part of the process for returning to Dubai once the UAE reopened its borders.
Emirates has now confirmed that the GDRFA approval form is no longer needed to travel. But all passengers still need a negative PCR test for all flights valid for 72 hours.
UAE Nationals meanwhile can take a test on arrival at Dubai International Airport.
Which is great news as the GDRFA form could be a long-winded process.
Hi Mansour, GDRFA approval is no longer required for UAE residents with Dubai issued visas travelling back to Dubai. ICA approval is mandatory still for residents of non-Dubai issued visas.— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) February 20, 2021
Hi Mansour, GDRFA approval is no longer required for UAE residents with Dubai issued visas travelling back to Dubai. ICA approval is mandatory still for residents of non-Dubai issued visas.
An army of drones has been deployed across 35 zones in Sharjah to enforce social distancing and deliver public safety messages.
The Air Wing patrols use aerial images to monitor social distancing and can report live to the Central Operations of the Sharjah Police.
As well as observing, the drones can broadcast multilingual messages across industrial zones and mosque courtyards before and after Friday Prayers.
And you can see the drones in action in Sharjah via the police video below.