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
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.
📝 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 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: 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 South Africa.
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, 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, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe - travellers from these countries entering Dubai or Al Maktoum must have a medical certificate