UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches travel safety campaign

UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches travel safety campaign

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched a new travel advice campaign for UAE nationals planning to travel abroad.

Rashid Ali Al Dhaheri, Director of the Nationals Administration advised UAE nationals planning to travel overseas to register themselves and their families for the “Tawajodi” service through the ministry’s website, which will enable them to contact the ministry and its missions abroad through a smart application in cases of emergency. He urged the UAE nationals wishing to travel to register for the “Mussafer” programme, which is an emergency health insurance policy. The minister called on UAE nationals abroad to be careful and follow local traffic laws and respect local laws.

Al Dhaheri said those nationals who plan to travel to India to consult relevant travel laws while highlighting a ban on taking the local currency out of the country, and the necessity of disclosing the presence of gold as soon as they arrive at an Indian airport. Passengers arriving at or departing from the European Union or the United States carrying EUR10,000 or more must disclose the amount to customs officers and stressed that they should avoid travelling to areas with security issues.

He also stressed the need to commit to laws that prohibit the wearing of veils, niqabs and burqas in some European countries, including France, Belgium and the Netherlands, in public institutions and areas.