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Dubai Residents Can Fly to These 19 Countries Without Quarantine

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Emirates has revealed that there are now 19 countries allowing Dubai citizens and residents to travel quarantine-free. On the condition that they have been vaccinated for 14 days or more, travelers can explore and holiday in 30 cities across Europe, Africa, the US, the Middle East, and more.

Spain is the most recent country to open up its borders. From June 7, tourists will be able to enter Spain if they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before date of travel, or can present their Covid PCR tests taken 48 hours prior to arrival.

Elsewhere in Europe, Dubai residents can enjoy quarantine-free travel to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and France from June 9 onwards. They can also venture a little closer to home, visiting desert destinations such as Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Egypt.

However, if nothing better comes to mind than sunbathing on a beautiful, sandy oceanside, you can book a trip to the Maldives, Seychelles, and Phuket in Thailand from July 2. Dubai residents can also safari and seek adventure in African nations such as Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco.

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Haya Abdulsalam in the Maldives photographed by Gianluca Fontana for Vogue Arabia

The United States has begun to relax their Covid restrictions, attracting tourists again. Emirates flies to 12 cities within the vast country, including New York City, Los Angeles, and the newly added beach paradise Miami, which will begin from July 21.

Lastly, you can roam the backstreets of alluring Mexico City with quarantine-free travel. Emirates will resume flights to the destination on July 2.

Travel from UAE to the United Kingdom is tricky because the country is on the UK’s red list. There are, however, ways around the mandatory ten-day UK hotel quarantine. Many UAE residents wishing to return to the UK are opting to spend an 11-day stopover in one of the UK’s ‘green list’ countries for quarantine-free travel, such as Iceland and Serbia. This means that they can effectively spend their ‘quarantine’ time exploring another country before flying directly to the UK.

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