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Took Covaxin shot? Can’t travel to UAE | Ludhiana News – Times of India

Ludhiana: Almost two months after banning entry of passengers from India, the UAE on Saturday announced that it will allow Indians with residence visa to travel. However, the travellers will need to have taken two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine.
As per the decision of UAE’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, such passengers can fly to UAE from June 23.
The development has upset the eligible persons who have got jabs of India-made Covaxin, as it is not in the UAE approved list. Emirate authorities have, however, cleared Covishield under the name Oxford-AstraZeneca. Sputnik-V, too, is in the approved list.
Rakesh Sharma, head of a travel agency, said, “Entry of Indians holding a valid resident card of the UAE is allowed subject to fulfilment of some conditions. Firstly, the person should be double vaccinated with a UAE-approved vaccine, secondly passengers must have a negative test result for a RT-PCR within 48 hours of departure and a rapid PCR test four hours…

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