New UAE Rule: Mandatory Car Insurance for Foreign Land Arrivals (June 26, 2024)

Attention drivers visiting the UAE! As of today, June 26, 2024, a new regulation requires all foreign vehicles entering the country by land to have valid car insurance. This applies to anyone crossing through land ports, including Al Ghuwaifat Port Station.

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) implemented this rule to streamline the border crossing process and enhance security. But don’t worry, visitors won’t be left scrambling for coverage. The ICP has launched a new e-service allowing travellers to conveniently purchase car insurance online before reaching the border.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Mandatory Insurance: Effective immediately, all foreign vehicles entering the UAE by land must have car insurance.
  • Simplified Process: The new e-service allows you to purchase car insurance online in just two minutes, eliminating the need to search for providers upon arrival.
  • Convenience and Time-Saving: This online option streamlines the border crossing process, saving you valuable time at the port.
  • Peace of Mind: Having proper car insurance ensures you’re financially protected in case of an accident while driving in the UAE.

How to Get Insurance Online:

The ICP provides details on accessing the e-service through their website or by downloading the “Shory Aber” application for iOS and Android devices.

This new regulation reflects the UAE’s commitment to improving the experience for international visitors while ensuring safety on the roads. By planning ahead and securing car insurance online, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry into the UAE.

Thinking of visiting the UAE? Share this information with fellow travellers and spread the word about the new car insurance requirement for land crossings.

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