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TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions of United Arab Emirates
Last updates at 08.04.2021 13:28
  • 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 negative 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 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 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, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, 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, 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, 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 who are traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) and arriving from Australia, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep.), Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia or Singapore 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 or transiting through Abu Dhabi (AUH) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a negative 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 test result 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 arriving from the United Kingdom.
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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 result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 Nigeria.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

  • 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 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, Bangladesh, 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, 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, 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 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 result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 result. The test must have been taken at most 4 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
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    Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, 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, 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, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

  • Flights from/to Nigeria, Yemen are suspended

  • Flights from/to South Africa are suspended
    Until 23 April 2021, flights from 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.

  • 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 COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine until the result is ready.



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