Dubai: A new set of directives for quarantine have been rolled out by Dubai Tourism. These directives are for hotel and home quarantine for residents returning to Dubai.

This huge initiative was announced by The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. This initiative was to aid the come back of 200,000 residents from different countries to the UAE. The guidelines are issued for UAE residents and not visitors.

The choices

The choice is either to quarantine in a hotel or at home, according to Dubai Tourism.

The travelers should have complete information in regards with 14-day quarantine requirement. This includes hotel rates, hotels qualified for quarantine procedures and criteria for home quarantine. Such information will be floated while they book tickets.

They have to undergo the COVID-19 test upon arrival and follow instructions given to them at the airport. They are required to download COVID-19 DXB app and send the consent of the undertaking as required. The home quarantine request will be verified first and if it does not comply with the standards and guidelines, then the passenger will have to go for a hotel booking. Dubai Tourism websites have a list of quarantine hotels. Post this, they will undergo the regular procedure of immigration and baggage pick-up procedures.

In the case of hotel quarantine and onward travel to other emirates, transportation must be organised. Maintaining social distance requirements is also a must.

During the Hotel Quarantine

All returning residents will have to strictly adhere to the guidelines mandate of the 14-day quarantine either for the hotel or home. They will have to be inside the premises and will have access to a tele-doctor round the clock through an app. Rooms shall be maintained by themselves and they will have to wear a mask and gloves.

Any change in their clinical status will put the hotel in action. They will inform the Dubai Health Authority. Once the 14-day quarantine is successfully over, they are eligible to check out.

During the Home Quarantine

Eligible for home quarantine passengers will have to follow:

  • A separate room with attached bathroom
  • Resident’s health should be stable
  • Neither the housemates should fall in the high-risk category
  • An active phone number of the traveller
  • First aid kit along with a thermometer
  • Capable of following the guidelines

The instructions by the Smart app must be followed by the residents

In case of an emergency, use the SOS feature on the app and call DHA’s hotline at 800342 or the ambulance at 997.

The handwash protocol must be followed often enough before touching things, after using the bathroom, etc.

Dos and don’ts for caregivers

  • Caregivers in good health must be assigned only.
  • Disinfect common touch areas like door handles.
  • Shared spaces must be well-ventilated.
  • Separate laundry should be washed thoroughly
  • Provide contactless meals at doorsteps.

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