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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.

  • Partially Open
  • Up to 14 Days
Last reviewed on 22 Oct 2020, 04:00AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
-6.52% (last 7 days)
-10.29% (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 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 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)

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: You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment. Your Certificate must be within 4 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:

🛂 Travel restrictions

There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below. There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.

✅ 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
Open only for nationals of the United Arab Emirates traveling under the Safe Travel Corridor program to Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), Medan (KNO) or Surabaya (SUB) with a business visa business, must have a return ticket and a medical certificate with negative COVID-19 test result issued 72 hours before departure.
Other GreenLanes are available from
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, USA (only California, Florida and Texas), Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe