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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 14 Days
Last reviewed on 7 Jun 2021, 03:40AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
14,176
-16.65% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
19,163
0.96% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, Residents of United Arab Emirates must check their status on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before departure. Travellers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi or Dubai must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, 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. Travellers arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test.

Tourists travelling to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a return/onward ticket and health insurance, a medical certificate and downloading of ALHOSN App is required for travellers entering/transiting Sharjah (SHJ).
Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi has restarted.

Effective 13 May 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter and transit.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates;
- passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport traveling on duty;

Effective 13 May 2021, passengers entering or transiting through United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. 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.

Flights from India, Viet Nam and Yemen are suspended

Until 18 June 2021, flights from Nigeria and South Africa are suspended

Residents of United Arab Emirates with a permanent residence card or a residency visa returning to Dubai (DXB) must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitServiceForm.aspx

What to expect in United Arab Emirates?

📝 Before your trip

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane.
You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.
For more information: https://www.emirates.com/nl/english/help/flying-to-and-from-dubai/tourists-travelling-to-dubai/
You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 3 days of your arrival.

🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller.

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14days; Quarantine served at your home / hotel (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information: https://www.ncema.gov.ae/content/covid/hagr-en.pdf

🛂 Travel restrictions

There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
The route is closed for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
South Korea
Travellers must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate' and a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, must be taken at most 72 hours before departure
United States
Travellers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, must be taken at most 96 hours before departure
Indonesia
This route is currently closed
United Kingdom
Pre-arranged tourist visa, medical certificate with negative test results. Travellers entering Dubai (DBX) from United Kingdom as tourists are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival
Germany
Pre-arranged tourist visa, medical certificate with negative test results. Travellers entering Dubai (DBX) from Germany as tourists are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival