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Travel restrictions of United Arab Emirates
Last updates at 19.01.2021 21:30
  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
    Passengers entering or transiting through United Arab Emirates from the United Kingdom must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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 United Kingdom.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.
    - This does not apply to passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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.

  • 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.
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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 Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) as tourists must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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 arriving from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia. If they arrive without a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, they are subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.
    - 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 through 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 of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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.
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from the United Kingdom.
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    Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

  • Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in South Africa
    Passengers arriving from South Africa are not allowed to enter.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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.

  • 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.

  • Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
    Passengers entering United Arab Emirates from the United Kingdom are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival and quarantine until the result is ready.



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