Which are the countries that accept COVID-19 vaccines available in the UAE?

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  • Date: 06/21/2021
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: UAE

Which are the countries that accept COVID-19 vaccines available in the UAE?

Abu Dhabi: With vaccination rates increasing across the world, many UAE residents are currently firming up their summer travel plans. A number of countries already offer quarantine-free travel for UAE residents, and many others are easing travel procedures further for vaccinated residents. Being vaccinated against COVID-19 is itself not a prerequisite for travel because most destinations simply require travellers to present a valid negative PCR test result, either before boarding their flight or upon arrival. However, those who are fully vaccinated can avail added benefits, including exemptions on quarantine and follow-up PCR testing, apart from having an added layer of protection during the pandemic. A total of four COVID-19 vaccines are approved in the UAE at present, and they are available for residents free of charge. They are the Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. Across the country, health centres operated by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and Dubai Health Authority offer COVID-19 vaccines, as do a number of private facilities, and vaccination certificates are accordingly provided for use during travel. It is good for residents to know which vaccines are approved in a country before travelling there if they wish to