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Published 19.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals and residents of United Arab Emirates;
- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;
- passengers with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates;
- passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket;
- nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia;
- nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program and traveling to Dubai (DXB). They must have a pre-arranged visa or a pre-approval to enter;
- nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (Peoples Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See), passengers with a British passport with nationality "British Citizen" and passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH);
- nationals of India with a visa issued by the USA or with a residence permit issued by USA, United Kingdom or an EU Member State traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH);
- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa;
- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a tourist visa issued by Abu Dhabi;
- passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) and arriving from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Peoples Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Czechia, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey or Ukraine with a pre-arranged visa issued by any emirate;
- nationals of Indonesia traveling under the Safe Travel Corridor program. They must have an entry permit and a return ticket.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members;
- passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport traveling on duty;
- passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates;
- passengers who in the past 14 days have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Uganda with a residence visa issued by United Arab Emirates and with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in United Arab Emirates showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. They must have a negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point (except passengers younger than 12 years and passengers with disabilities). They must have an approval from https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx (for Dubai) or https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals (except Dubai);
- students studying in United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Uganda. They must have a negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point (except passengers younger than 12 years and passengers with disabilities). They must have an approval from https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx (for Dubai) or https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals (except Dubai);
- nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (Peoples Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See), passengers with a British passport with nationality "British Citizen" and passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ), if they in the past 14 days have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Uganda. They must have a negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point (except passengers younger than 12 years and passengers with disabilities);
- nationals of India with a visa issued by the USA or with a residence permit issued by USA, United Kingdom or an EU Member State traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ), if they in the past 14 days have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Uganda. They must have a negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point (except passengers younger than 12 years and passengers with disabilities);
- more exemptions can be found at https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/Pages/PdfContent.aspx?d_=4984 .
3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB):
- are subject to medical screening, and
- must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.
5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a Golden 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 .
6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities.
7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. 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.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities.
8. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours 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. The test result must have a QR code for passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates;
- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;
- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia;
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities.
9. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote dIvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours 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.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates;
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities.
10. Passengers entering Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours 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.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates;
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities;
- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
11. Passengers entering Sharjah (SHJ) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours 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.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates;
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities;
- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
12. Passengers entering or transiting through Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours 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. A negative test result issued by an approved laboratory in United Arab Emirates presented upon departure from Abu Dhabi (AUH) is also accepted if the test was taken at most 72 hours before departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must have a QR code in the test result.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers with disabilities;
- passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia.
13. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote dIvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
14. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB), or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test and quarantine.
16. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.
17. Expired residence permits issued by the United Arab Emirates that have been extended until December 2020 are accepted for entry. Passengers must present proof of the extended validity.
18. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an Isolation Exemption Certificate.
19. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Abu Dhabi (AUH) for more than 24 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed airside hotel booking if their transit time exceeds 12 hours.
20. Nationals of Nigeria must have a return ticket, and a hotel booking or proof of accommodation address for the period of intended stay.
- This does not apply to passengers with a resident visa.
21. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.
22. Flights from Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Viet Nam, Yemen and Zambia are suspended.
23. Airline crew without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to quarantine until their next flight.