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Travel to Dubai during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

You may need to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival.  If you take the test at the airport you must remain at your hotel until you receive the result.  If the test is positive you will be required to undergo isolation.

There will be regular temperature checks and health screening taking place at the airport.

You should download the COVID-19 DXB smart app which is available on Apple and Android stores.

If you are fully vaccinated and transiting from the UK to your final destination, you may still be required to show a negative test result to board your flight, if your final destination requires one.  Please check the destination page for your final destination to see if this is needed.

If you are travelling from another country TO Dubai then you may need to take a test regardless of the UK entry regulations.  Please check emirates.com for full information.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-health-declaration-form.pdf
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates
Local regulations:

You should wear a face mask in all indoor and outdoor public areas and maintain social distancing where possible.

Many local venues will also check temperatures before allowing you to enter.

Shops, supermarkets and pharmacies are open from 9am or 10am to around 11pm at night.

Restaurants and bars are open but may have reduced capacity.  It is advised to book in advance for any restaurant you may wish to visit.  You will need to wear your mask unless sat at your table.

You are able to use beaches, however please follow local guidance in relation to social distancing.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

If you are travelling to Dubai from the UK you must present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19.  The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure.  Home testing kits are not permitted.  You must bring an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic to check in.  SMS certificates are not valid. 

If you have recently recovered from Covid-19

Passengers do not need to have a PCR test if they hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate with a QR code dated within 30 days of departure

If you are travelling from another country outside of the UK to Dubai, then you will need to present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours before departure in most circumstances.  It is advisable to check emirates.com for up to date information.

If you are travelling from another country (other than the UK) to Dubai then you may need to follow different requirements.  Please check emirates.com for full details.

Children aged 11 and under are exempt from taking a test to enter or transit Dubai.

Anyone aged 12 and above will not need to take a test to transit Dubai from either the UK or another destination.  You should however continue to follow the testing requirements of the country of arrival.  

On arrival:

You may need to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival.  If you take the test at the airport you must remain at your hotel until you receive the result.  If the test is positive you will be required to undergo isolation.

There will be regular temperature checks and health screening taking place at the airport.

You should download the COVID-19 DXB smart app which is available on Apple and Android stores.

Form pre-travel: Details to be confirmed
Traveller Health Declaration: https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-health-declaration-form.pdf
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates
Local regulations:

You should wear a face mask in all indoor and outdoor public areas and maintain social distancing where possible.

Many local venues will also check temperatures before allowing you to enter.

Shops, supermarkets and pharmacies are open from 9am or 10am to around 11pm at night.

Restaurants and bars are open but may have reduced capacity.  It is advised to book in advance for any restaurant you may wish to visit.  You will need to wear your mask unless sat at your table.

You are able to use beaches, however please follow local guidance in relation to social distancing.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 26.04.2022 at 11:20