The UK government has announced from 4th October it will accept United Arab Emirates vaccination certificates meaning that those who have been vaccinated in the UAE will be allowed to enter England without taking a test before departure.
Passengers will still be required to test on day 2 of arrival, however, will not have to quarantine (unless a positive test is produced).
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the news via Twitter, “We will be accepting UAE vaccination certificates from 4th Oct following updates to their vaccination app.”
Additionally in response to the travel restrictions between the UK and UAE relaxing, Emirates has announced it will be resuming daily flights to London Gatwick.
At present, proof of vaccination from the UK, EU and US is accepted when travelling to England. The UAE will join 17 other destinations whose vaccine certificates will also be accepted from 4th October. Other countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.