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Last updated: 4 February 2017, 17:40 Dubai (GMT+4)

Update on US entry requirements - 4th February 2017

As directed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), nationals of the seven affected countries listed below and all refugees seeking admission presenting a valid, unexpired U.S. visa or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) card (Green Card) will be permitted to travel to the United States. 

Entry requirements to the U.S. may change, and travellers are advised to check the latest information prior to travel. 

Emirates will continue to comply with guidance provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Last updated: 28 January 2017, 22:07 Dubai (GMT+4)

Changes to entry requirements to the United States

The U.S Customs and Border Protection has issued an Immigration Advisory Notice with regards to new U.S immigration entry requirements affecting the nationals of the following countries:

Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen

Nationals from these countries may travel to the U.S. only if they are in possession of a permanent resident card (Green card) or any of the below visas:

  • A1 & A2 (Government Officials and immediate family)
  • C2 (Travel to U.N.)
  • G1 & G2 (Representative & employees of international organisations)
  • G3 & G4 (Representatives to and employees of international organisations)
  • NATO

For more information, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site.

Emirates is offering rebooking and refund options for affected passengers who are booked to fly to/from the USA between 28 January and 28 February. Terms and conditions apply.

Please contact your booking agent if you need to change your travel arrangements.

Last updated: 18 July 2016, 15:27 Dubai (GMT+4)

Kindly be reminded to report to the airport at least 3 hours prior to flight departure in order to avoid any inconveniences and ensure smooth security checks.

Kindly be reminded to report to the airport at least 3 hours prior to flight departure in order to avoid any inconveniences and ensure smooth security checks.

Last updated: 25 April 2016, 11:06 Dubai (GMT+4)

UAE visa for GCC residence permit holders
As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.