All travelers to Dubai (regardless of the country they are traveling from) will be required to present one of the following documents upon arrival in Dubai:
a printed or digital copy of a valid vaccination certificate (with a QR code except for the US COVID-19 vaccination card) in English or Arabic showing that the passenger has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization or the United Arab Emirates (AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience)) , CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Vinovac and S vaccines).
A printed or digital copy of a valid negative certificate of a COVID-19 PCR test (with QR code) in English or Arabic from a test (based on molecular diagnostic testing designed for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for viral RNA SARS-COV-2 ) received by an approved health service no later than 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the passenger’s arrival in Dubai.
a valid medical certificate (with QR code) in English or Arabic issued by the relevant authority proving that the passenger has recovered from SARS Cov-19 within three months from the date of recovery to the date of arrival.
Passengers may be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai and to self-quarantine until they receive a negative result. Passengers who test positive must follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Dubai Health Authority.
- All passengers traveling to Dubai International (DXB) or Al Maktoum International (DWC) in the UAE must have the correct travel documents for entry:
- Passengers’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
- Passengers arriving on a visitor visa, tourist visa, or visa on arrival must have a valid return or onward ticket.
- Passengers must have their own valid travel document (i.e. a passport issued separately by the competent authority of the country of citizenship).
- Children registered in the passport of a parent or guardian are not allowed to enter DXB or DWC.
- Passengers passing through Dubai are subject to the rules/conditions governing any further transit point or entry to the final destination.
If you are required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of your flight arriving in Dubai, you must be able to present a hard copy or digital copy of the negative result in English or Arabic in order to be admitted. for traveling. SMS certificates and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be performed in an approved laboratory.
Please note that a negative confirmation of the PCR test must be issued in the country of departure. However, negative PCR test certificates issued in the UAE can be used to return to Dubai if the test result is still valid.
UAE nationals and first-degree relatives returning to Dubai:
- UAE nationals are not required to submit a vaccination certificate or PCR test certificate before returning to Dubai from any country. UAE nationals may be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai.
- This exemption from the requirement to submit a vaccination certificate or a PCR test certificate before traveling to Dubai also extends to the following categories of passengers (regardless of the country they are traveling from):
- inbound travelers accompanying a first-degree relative of a UAE national
- domestic workers accompanied by a UAE national sponsor.
- These exempt passengers must be traveling on the same flight as the relative or sponsor.
Children under 16 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing. Moderate to severe disabilities include neurological disorders as well as intellectual or developmental disorders such as acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), ataxia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Bell’s palsy, brain tumor, cerebral palsy. aneurysm, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers (including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, or physically impaired) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as required.
Departure from Dubai:
- UAE nationals aged 18 and over are exempt from travel restrictions outside the UAE if they have:
- Received 1 dose of an approved vaccine (if 1 month has not passed between the date of vaccination and the date of travel)
- Completed 2 doses of approved vaccine.
Not Vaccinated People:
If UAE nationals are not vaccinated, they must be able to present a printed or digital copy of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate (with QR code) in English or Arabic from the test (based on molecular diagnostic testing designed for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for RNA virus SARS- COV-2) collected by an approved health service no more than 48 hours before their flight is scheduled to depart from Dubai. This does not apply to children under the age of 16 and adults who are unable to perform a PCR test for health reasons or who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection within 3 months on the day of travel.
Subject to obtaining approval from the relevant authority, the following UAE nationals are also exempt from travel restrictions outside the UAE:
Persons medically exempt from vaccine administration;
Individuals traveling for medical and/or treatment purposes.
In other cases not listed above, UAE nationals aged 18 and above must present an official letter from the relevant UAE health authority.