Emirates Travel Protocols Entering Dubai

Emirates are pleased to advise that with immediate effect the below travel protocols for entering Dubai have been revised and implemented.

Holders of all types of visas, those being: employment visas, newly issued residence visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, visa on arrival (except holders of residence visa traveling from below mentioned countries), do not require pre-approval (GDRFA or ICA) when entering UAE.

Tourists travelling to, from, and through Dubai

You can follow the process detailed on their website to make sure you have everything needed before travelling to, from, or connecting through Dubai. To view the latest information on this process please refer to the up to date content by clicking this link: https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/tourists/?dm_i=32B8,16KBE,2GADPF,4LHIR,1

Dubai residence visa holders travelling to Dubai.

All UAE residents can now travel to Dubai without GDRFA or ICA approval except when travelling from the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Indonesia.

Requirements for passengers from these countries:

UAE Residence Visa holders must have GDRFA or ICA approval to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This does not apply to passengers who have other visas, such as newly issued residence or employment visas, short stay or long stay visa, visit visa or visa on arrival.

Passengers arriving from the countries above must present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code issued within 48 hours of the time the sample was collected at an approved health facility.

Passengers must also present a Rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure.

Passengers travelling from other countries must have a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling to Dubai as their final destination from Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam, Zambia and Indonesia will not be accepted for travel without completing the COVID 19 testing requirements.

PCR Test Exemptions:

To view the list of those passenger exempt from having a PCR test, please click the link for the latest information here: https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/?dm_i=32B8,16KBE,2GADPF,4LHIR,1

Transit Passengers

All transit passengers must complete all the requirements of their final destination.

All passengers travelling from the above countries are required to present a COVID 19 PCR test certificate valid 72 hours and any requirement as mandated by their final destination.

Please continue to check on the latest requirements via out Emirates Partners Portal or https://Emirates.com. All information on country specific requirements are highlighted and updated as changes are implemented, to see the latest information here: https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/?dm_i=32B8,16KBE,2GADPF,4LHIR,1

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