Dubai has been mesmerising its travellers by adding something every time you visit- whether it is the World's tallest building, the endless shopping, the beach, adrenaline-thrilling extreme sports or its deserts.
However, there are strict guidelines followed to enter Dubai from all the countries after Covid-19.
Find below everything you need to visit Dubai and have an amazing holiday!
The below rules will be applicable at the airport of departure for all international travellers to the UAE: From 26 February 2022.
-Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, must present the vaccination certificate containing a QR code. They are not required to present a negative result of RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at the airport of departure.
-Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, can either present a valid, negative result of an RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours before arrival, or present a recovery certificate (containing a QR code) from COVID-19 issued within 30 days before departure, if they were previously infected with the virus.
Travelling to Dubai - rules as of 19 May 2022
-Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), must fulfil one of the below requirements at the airport of departure:
-Present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the UAE. The certificate must contain a QR code.
-Present a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA. The certificate must be issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection by an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.
-Present a valid medical certificate from the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, issued within one month before the date of arrival. The certificate must contain a QR code.
If you are arriving from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh or Egypt, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories.
-Printed or digital PCR test certificates or vaccination certificates are accepted in English or Arabic and must include a QR code. SMS certificates are not accepted.
-COVID‑19 vaccination certificates without a QR code will be accepted for travel to Dubai as long as the vaccination certificate is issued by test centres/organisations recognised/approved by the national health authorities of the country.
-COVID‑19 PCR test or vaccination certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the departure point.
-PCR tests must be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA. Rapid antigen, antibody or any form of rapid lateral flow tests and home test kits will not be accepted.
For transit passenger(s), the rules and conditions for entry at the final destination will apply.
COVID-19 PCR test and vaccination exemptions
-Children below 16 years old.
-Passengers with moderate to severe disabilities: Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures.
-All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged are not exempted from vaccination or testing requirements.
Exemptions for the COVID‑19 PCR test and the vaccination certificate
The following people are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test or a vaccination certificate at the departure airport:
-All UAE nationals returning to Dubai from any country
-Non‑UAE nationals accompanying a first‑degree UAE national family member
-Domestic workers accompanying a UAE national sponsor.
Transiting through Dubai
-Transiting passengers are not required to present a COVID -19 RT-PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by their final destination.
-Passengers booked with Dubai Connect/Stopover packages must follow the same PCR test requirements as applicable for passengers arriving/entering Dubai.
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