Follow These 7 Steps to Get ICA Approval Before Booking Flight to UAE

The UAE authorities have allowed vaccinated stranded residents in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda to return to the UAE.

The authorities have also urged residents to seek the ICA and GDRFA approvals before booking a flight to the UAE.

The authorities said that anyone who will arrive without the ICA approval will not be allowed to enter the country. 

Gulf Today decoded the steps to acquire the necessary approval.

A resident must visit the ICA website to fill in passport details, vaccine information, and PCR test results.

The ICA webpage for seeking approval:

Applicant Information

Applicant Information will ask for traveller’s name and date of birth and date of arrival. After completing this section, a QR code will be sent to the traveller’s e-mail.

Passport Information

This section will ask for Passport related informations, such as the Passport No, Nationality and Passport Expiry Date.

Address Inside UAE

This section asks information related to one’s home address. A detailed address information is must, along with mobile number.

Vaccine Information

In this section, every information related to the vaccine must be filled carefully.

Vaccination Type, First Vaccination Date, Second Vaccination Date, Third Vaccination Date,

PCR Test Date, and PCR Test Result Date.

Attachments Info

A person is required to upload Passport Image and Personal Image in this section.


This section tells you to declare that all the information and attachments are correct, and you will adhere to all the instructions and procedures issued by the health authorities in the United Arab Emirates.


Once you complete the entire necessary field, it is advised to verify the information before clicking on the “Send” option. 

The UAE authorities have issued a list of requirements for passengers.

The authorities said holders of valid residency who received full vaccination in the UAE and 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose and carrying vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country will be allowed to enter from those countries.

All of these categories are required to submit a request on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to obtain the necessary approval. Vaccination certificates approved by authorities in the country should be attached.

A quick PCR test before boarding the plane will apply, in addition to applying the precautionary and preventive measures upon arrival, including quarantine and a PCR test.

Transit passengers from all countries from which transit passengers were previously suspended will be allowed to resume their travel, provided the traveller’s last destination accepts entry with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the time of departure.

The country’s airports have allocated special lounges for transit passengers while taking all precautionary and preventive measures.

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