You must wear a cloth or medical mask throughout Dubai International airport, during boarding, throughout your flight, and as you leave the aircraft. Children under 6 years old and customers who have certain medical conditions do not have to wear a mask.
Due to local government regulations, only medical face masks are accepted on flights from Dubai to Germany, France, and Austria.
If for medical reasons you’re unable to wear a mask throughout your entire journey, you need to complete a Medical Information Form (MEDIF)(opens in the same window) before your flight.
This applies to:
Customers with the following cognitive, intellectual or sensory conditions
Customers who require supplemental oxygen or have the following respiratory conditions:
Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to make it easier for you to keep track of the latest COVID-19 related travel regulations and have all your testing or vaccination information on hand while you travel.
You can download the app from the iOS App Store using code 250573. Or download the app from Google Play using the code 787350.
We’re currently in the trial period for the app, so the invitation to download it will only be sent to customers on selected Emirates flights.
You can also visit Unilabs in Jumeirah and Muhaisnah in Dubai or the Corniche Building in Abu Dhabi to get VIP and fast track services (results will be issued within 6 hours) at a special rate of AED 150 for Emirates passengers using IATA Travel Pass. They’re open 24 hours and you do not need an appointment for your visit. For more information, call 800 Unilabs (8645227) or email@example.com (Opens your email client).
You can also check the lab lists below to find out which labs across Europe currently support the IATA Travel Pass App:
No, while using the IATA Travel Pass App makes it more convenient for you to find testing labs and have all your information in one place, it is not a requirement for travel.
If you are transiting through Dubai from the below countries, you must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, as well as following any requirements mandated by your final destination(opens in the same window):
If you are transiting through Dubai from any other country you do not need a COVID-19 PCR test unless it is required by your final destination(opens in the same window).
For more information, visit our Travel requirements for Dubai page(opens in the same window).
The COVID-19 test requirements vary in each destination.
You may need to take a COVID-19 PCR test before you travel to or connect through Dubai. Children under 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disabilities do not have to take the test to travel or connect through Dubai. 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 must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate as per the requirements.
For more details visit our Travel requirements for Dubai page(opens in the same window).
If you are travelling beyond Dubai, you need to check the COVID-19 test requirements for your final destination on our Travel requirements by destination page(opens in the same window).
There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Check the information on our Travel Requirements page(opens in the same window).
For more information about special rates and COVID-19 PCR test requirements for travel to and from Dubai, go to our Travel requirements for Dubai page(opens in the same window) .
For information about COVID-19 test requirements for travel to our current worldwide destinations, go to our Travel requirements by destination page(opens in the same window) .
If you do not have the correct travel documents and required negative COVID-19 test certificate you will not be able to board the flight.