- Partially Open
- Up to 14 Days
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
📝 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.