UK will now accept UAE Covid certificates
UK will now accept UAE Covid certificates

UK will now accept UAE Covid certificates

The UK transport secretary has confirmed that the UK will accept UAE vaccination certificates from October 4.

It’s been a long wait for many to travel, but the UAE and UK have just agreed to open up their borders.

The UK transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that the UK will accept UAE Covid certificates via Twitter earlier today.

The news comes into effect in a couple of week’s time on October 4. And it’s great news for Brits who haven’t been able to travel back and forth to the UAE for a long time.

And it’s a big boost for the UAE’s airlines. At their peak, Emirates and Etihad offered hundreds of flights a month between the UAE and the UK.

Time to get those trips back booked!

Abu Dhabi relaxes travel and visit restrictions

The UK isn’t the only place making it easier to travel.

People visiting Abu Dhabi will no longer need to get tested for Coronavirus before they visit the UAE’s capital as they’ve relaxed restrictions.

The Abu Dhabi authorities announced the news comes into effect from today, Sunday, September 19.

The decision has been made after Covid-19 cases dropped in Abu Dhabi. As of last week, just 0.2% of people were found to have coronavirus.

People previously visiting Abu Dhabi had to prove to police at the border they had a recent negative PCR test for Covid-19. This measure had been in place since July 2, 2020.