En De
Total doses
given
24.9M
People fully
vaccinated
9.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
104.56%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must complete a Covid-19 Screening Registration prior to travelling if travelling to emirates other than Abu Dhabi or Dubai
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Required unless arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR

Flight Restriction:

Flight restrictions
29.12.2021

Published on 29.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South

Africa, Tanzania or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United

Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh) taken at most 6

hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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 whole item

does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid PCR test requirement does

not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most

6 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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; - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

8. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon or Viet Nam. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their

parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers

with disabilities.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South

Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 hours before

departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

16. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

18. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

20. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

21. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

22. 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.

23. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

27. 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.

28. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

29. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Angola, Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda or Uganda are not allowed to enter and transit Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum

(DWC). - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
28.12.2021

Published on 28.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South

Africa, Tanzania or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United

Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh) taken at most 6

hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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 whole item

does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid PCR test requirement does

not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most

6 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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; - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

8. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon or Viet Nam. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their

parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers

with disabilities.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South

Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 hours before

departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

16. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

18. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

20. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

21. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

22. 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.

23. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

27. 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.

28. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
24.12.2021

Published on 24.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter

and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh)

taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or

English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid

PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria or Rwanda 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure

of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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; - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

8. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon or Viet Nam. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their

parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers

with disabilities.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South

Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 hours before

departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

16. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

18. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

20. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

21. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

22. 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.

23. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

27. 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.

28. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

29. Effective 19:30, 25 December 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria or Tanzania are not allowed to enter and

transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

30. Effective 19:30, 25 December 2021, passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Tanzania 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before

departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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.

31. Effective 19:30, 25 December 2021, passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ghana or Uganda 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours

before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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. - nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
20.12.2021

Published on 20.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter

and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh)

taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or

English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid

PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria or Rwanda 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure

of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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; - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

8. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon or Viet Nam. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their

parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers

with disabilities.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South

Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho,

Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

16. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

18. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

20. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

21. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

22. 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.

23. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

27. 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.

28. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
18.12.2021

Published on 18.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter

and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from

Bangladesh) taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in

Arabic or English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). -

The rapid PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

8. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

9. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon, Nigeria, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda,

Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

16. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

17. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

20. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

21. 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.

22. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

26. 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.

27. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
17.12.2021

Published on 17.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter

and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from

Bangladesh) taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in

Arabic or English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). -

The rapid PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

8. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a

printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test

taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of

United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the

sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

9. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of

the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid

PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon, Nigeria, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra

Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - until 17 December 2021, passengers arriving directly from France, Germany, Spain or Switzerland with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate

showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),

Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be issued in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.

12. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

13. 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda,

Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

16. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

17. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

20. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

21. 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.

22. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

26. 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.

27. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
15.12.2021

Published on 15.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and

transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh)

taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or

English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid

PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

8. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last

direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test

must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents,

spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; -

passengers with disabilities.

9. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon, Nigeria, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone,

South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving directly from France, Germany, Spain or

Switzerland with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,

Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be issued in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.

11. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka,

Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

12. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam,

Zambia or Zimbabwe.

13. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

15. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

16. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

17. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

19. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

20. 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.

21. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

25. 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.

26. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

27. Effective 16 December 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Congo are not allowed to enter and transit Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). -

This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

28. Effective 16 December 2021, passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Congo must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before

departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation

point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

29. Effective 16 December 2021, passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Congo must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

Flight restrictions
04.12.2021

Published on 04.12.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and

transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh)

taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or

English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid

PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

8. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last

direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test

must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents,

spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; -

passengers with disabilities.

9. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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, Lebanon, Nigeria, Uganda, Viet Nam or Zambia. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone,

South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving directly from France, Germany, Spain or

Switzerland with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,

Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be issued in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.

11. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka,

Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

12. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam,

Zambia or Zimbabwe.

13. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

15. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

16. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

17. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

19. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

20. 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.

21. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

25. 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.

26. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

Flight restrictions
30.11.2021

Published on 30.11.2021

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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai

(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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 (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland (Rep.), Israel, 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

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 or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This

does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

4. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at

https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh)

taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or

English and 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 whole item does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid

PCR test requirement does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than

12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

8. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,

Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last

direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test

must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents,

spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; -

passengers with disabilities.

9. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,

Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab

Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -

passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

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 or Lebanon. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents,

spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka,

Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving directly from France, Germany, Spain or Switzerland with a COVID-19

vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax),

Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be issued in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland or United Arab Emirates.

11. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka,

Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

12. 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam,

Zambia or Zimbabwe.

13. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 48 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, Botswana, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,

Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result

must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory accredited by the departure country. 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.

15. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote

d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,

Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival.

16. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

17. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca

(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

19. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

20. 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.

21. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

25. 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.

26. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will

generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

29.10.2020

published 29.10.2020 Entry restrictions Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor. - This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket. - This does not apply to passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa. --- Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance. --- Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must present a completed self-declaration health form, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App. --- Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country. - This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists and arriving from Germany or the United Kingdom. They are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years. - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities. --- Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on screening.purehealth.ae or a lab accredited by the departure country. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years. - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities. --- Passengers entering or transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been 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. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years. - This does not apply to passengers with disabilities. --- Passengers entering Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test. --- Suspension of all visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH). --- Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.