Last updated: 9 May 2021, 14:19 (GMT +4)
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.
For information about COVID-19 test requirements for travel to our current worldwide destinations, go to our Travel requirements by destination page.
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.
Last updated: 9 May 2021, 14:19 (GMT +4)
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.
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.
There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Check the information on our Travel Requirements page.
Last updated: 7 March 2021, 12:16 (GMT +4)
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) 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:
Last updated: 2 February 2021, 14:13 (GMT +4)
Last updated: 13 June 2021, 11:07 (GMT +4)
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):
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
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).
Last updated: 25 May 2021, 15:37 (GMT +4)
We’ve extended your tier status for 12 months and your Skywards Miles are now valid until 31 December 2021. Skywards Miles can be redeemed up to 11 months in advance for an extensive range of rewards, including flight tickets on Emirates and partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel stays, and money can’t buy experiences.
Find out more about retaining your Emirates Skywards tier status and Skywards Miles.