Covid Entry Check: United Arab Emirates Travel Restrictions

This United Arab Emirates dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 5 Days

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
2,525
-23.39% (last 7 days)
TOTAL CASES
1,026,244
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Workplace
  • Public events
  • Gatherings
  • Movement
  • Testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

As travel returns to normalcy, please be advised that the travel restrictions on this page are no longer updated regularly. As always, we recommend checking the links provided, the country's official government website or other sources before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.

Can you enter?

Travel is not restricted by traveller type (e.g., PR, Citizen, Resident).

What to expect in United Arab Emirates?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from pre-arrival Covid-19 test(s) and quarantine requirement(s).

These exemptions only apply to:
Fully vaccinated travellers with a WHO-approved or UAE-approved vaccine with a QR code vaccine certificate.

For more information you may go to:
https://ae.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

📝 Forms

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane. You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.

Details:
Travellers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/
Authorities in Dubai announced that effective 26 February 2022, all inbound travellers must present either proof of vaccination against COVID-19, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test dated within 48 hours to be allowed entry.


For more information you may go to:
https://www.emirates.com/nl/english/help/flying-to-and-from-dubai/tourists-travelling-to-dubai/
https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals

🌡️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, the cost borne by the traveller

Details:
Travellers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 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.

Please note that testing requirements/restrictions may varry on your destiantion and origin, for more information please refer to https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/handling-the-covid-19-outbreak/travelling-amid-covid-19/travelling-to-the-uae.

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to Upto 10 days days. Quarantine is to be served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller)

Details:
Travellers who take a PCR test on arrival in Dubai are required to self- quarantine until test results arrive. If positive, they will be required to isolate. Asymptomatic travellers, those showing mild symptoms may isolate for 10 days
Reduced restrictions may apply to vaccinated travellers, please see Vaccine Exemptions for details

For more information you may go to:
https://www.ncema.gov.ae/content/covid/hagr-en.pdf

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