COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions updates for United Arab Emirates
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26.10.2020 19:52: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC) or Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.


21.10.2020 22:26: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine.
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Passengers and airline crew arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) could be subject to medical screening and quarantine.


21.10.2020 22:26: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC) or Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.


09.10.2020 21:20: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) must have health insurance.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC) or Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC) or Dubai (DXB) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).


08.10.2020 18:14: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Arabic or English, and must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test.


17.09.2020 07:22: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).


01.09.2020 21:00: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States.
Passengers arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.


01.09.2020 21:00: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must present a completed self-declaration health form, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
---
Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).


23.08.2020 20:10: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) are subject to medical screening.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Visas issued by the United Arab Emirates that expired after 1 March 2020 are accepted for entry until 31 December 2020. They must be validated within 30 days of entry.


21.08.2020 13:58: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) are subject to medical screening.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Maldives, Seychelles or Singapore.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Visas issued by the United Arab Emirates that expired after 1 March 2020 are accepted for entry until 31 December 2020. They must be validated within 30 days of entry.


13.08.2020 16:16: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States.
Passengers arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.


13.08.2020 16:16: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued by Dubai.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) are subject to medical screening.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Maldives, Seychelles or Singapore.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).
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Visas issued by the United Arab Emirates that expired after 1 March 2020 are accepted for entry until 31 December 2020. They must be validated within 30 days of entry.


12.08.2020 22:12: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued from Dubai.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Maldives, Seychelles or Singapore.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).


12.08.2020 22:12: updated entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States.
Passengers arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from Maldives, Seychelles or Singapore.
- This does not apply to minors younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.


12.08.2020 04:08: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued from Dubai.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH).


10.08.2020 16:00: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued from Dubai.
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.


08.08.2020 00:46: imposed entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States.
Passengers arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.


08.08.2020 00:46: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.


06.08.2020 21:40: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers not arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving from the USA at Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or an airline approved lab.
- This does not apply to:
-- children younger than 12 years;
-- passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.


01.08.2020 15:12: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
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Passengers entering or transiting Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae .
- This does not apply to children younger than 12 years.
- This does not apply to passengers with severe or moderate disabilities.
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Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.


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