From 26 February 2022, passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries (GCC included) must fulfil one of the below requirements:
For transit passenger(s), the rules and conditions for entry at the final destination will apply.
UAE nationals arriving from all countries to Dubai are not required to present any PCR or vaccination certificate.
An exemption from this requirement is also extended to the below categories of passengers travelling to Dubai from all destinations:
Transiting passengers are not required to present a COVID 19-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.
You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID-19 RT PCR test.
Emirates has expanded its medical partnerships to offer all passengers exclusive home or office COVID-19 PCR testing rates at the following centres:
Al Tadawi Medical Centre
Location: Al Masood building, Airport Road, Port Saeed area, Deira.
Test costs: AED 130 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai costs AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.
Prime Medical Centres
Passengers travelling from Dubai will need to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing only if it is required by the country you are travelling to.
If you travel out of Dubai, the requirements for passengers travelling to Dubai will apply to your return journey. Dubai residents do not need Dubai government approval to leave Dubai.
The regulations change frequently, so please check the requirements of your destination before you travel.
Effective immediately, under the UAE travel protocol for UAE Nationals 18 years old and above, they must meet one of the following requirements to travel out of Dubai:
The following categories of UAE Nationals are exempted from the specified travel conditions provided they obtain an official letter from the relevant health authority in the UAE:
Any exception must be obtained by the individuals from the relevant authorities before arrival to airport or making travel arrangements.
To be accepted for travel from Dubai to China, you are required to take a double COVID-19 PCR test and antibody blood IgM test before departure. You will also need to self-quarantine for 14 days before your flight’s scheduled departure.
All passengers, except children below the age of 1, must report to the Dubai Airport Terminal 3, Car Park check in area between 1800 and 1900hrs (Dubai local time) to undergo an additional RT PCR test 8 hours before flight departure. Passengers must remain at the Car Park check in area to await the results. Once an SMS is received with a negative test result, please make sure to collect a printed copy of your RT PCR test certificate and proceed to the check in counter in the same area.
Passengers must pay AED 150/ per test, per person.
Please complete the requirements and follow the procedures for entry into China before you travel.
Effective 26 February 2022, passengers are no longer required to show a Green status on the Al Hosn app to enter Abu Dhabi or go through the EDE scanners at the border.
However, all travellers coming to the UAE from international destinations will need to present an approved QR code and vaccination certificate. Travellers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will need to present a valid, negative PCR test result received within 48 hours or a certificate with a QR code proving that they have recovered from COVID-19 within one month before the date of travel.
The Green Pass will remain mandatory for entry into public places in Abu Dhabi, such as in shopping malls and restaurants, among others.
What is the Green Pass?
For vaccinated residents and visitors who receive a negative COVID 19 PCR test result, their green status on the Al Hosn will be activated for 14 days. After which, their status will turn grey and they will have to take another PCR test.