COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions of United Arab Emirates
Last updates at 11.07.2021 15:58
  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Sudan
    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result 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. The test result must have a QR code.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Congo Democratic Republic, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia
    Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia are not allowed to enter and transit.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia are not allowed to enter and transit.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers entering or transiting United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
    Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia are not allowed to enter and transit.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia are not allowed to enter and transit.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers entering or transiting United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • 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 with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates.
    - 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 nationals of China (People's Rep.) traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH).
    - This does not apply to passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH).
    - This does not apply to passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa.
    - This does not apply to passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a tourist visa issued by Abu Dhabi.
    - This does not apply to passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) and arriving from Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA or Uzbekistan with a pre-arranged visa issued by any emirate.
    - This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.) traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH).
    - This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket.
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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 download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
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    Passengers entering Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by India.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
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    Passengers entering Sharjah (SHJ) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
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    Passengers entering or transiting through Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. Passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must have a QR code in the test result.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
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    Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Afghanistan, Indonesia
    Passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Indonesia are not allowed to enter.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers are not allowed to enter if they in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan or Indonesia.
    - This does not apply to the first degree family members of nationals of United Arab Emirates.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
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    Passengers entering United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan or Indonesia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.

  • Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in South Africa
    Passengers arriving from Nigeria or South Africa are not allowed to enter and transit.
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    Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit if they in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Nigeria or South Africa.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Nigeria
    Passengers arriving from Nigeria or South Africa are not allowed to enter and transit.
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    Passengers are not allowed to enter or transit if they in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Nigeria or South Africa.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Nigeria must:
    - have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by Nigeria; or
    - have a printed negative COVID-19 rapid test taken at most 4 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.
    -- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    -- This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • Flights from/to Congo Democratic Republic, India, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia are suspended

  • Flights from/to Nigeria, South Africa are suspended
    Until 16 July 2021, flights from Nigeria and South Africa are suspended.

  • Quarantine is possible
    Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine.



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