A strong set of COVID-19 related international travel restrictions remains in force in the UAE as of August 16, 2021. Restrictions for entering the country include a number of complex requirements for pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 testing, self-isolation mandates and exemptions, and circumstances under which entry is prohibited. Regulations can vary significantly based on several factors, including the traveler’s vaccination status, country of origin, and the constituent emirate via which the individual is entering the UAE.
All air travelers must present a negative PCR test result before departing for the UAE. Under most circumstances, the test must have been taken within 72 hours before travel; however, the required time frame can vary between 48 and 96 hours before departure depending on which emirate an individual is traveling to and their country of origin. An additional PCR test may also be required on arrival in the UAE.
Commercial flights lights from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal to the UAE remain suspended until further notice. Passengers who have transited through any of these countries in the last 14 days before their travel to the UAE will be denied entry. Emirati citizens, diplomatic passport holders, and official delegations are exempt from the measure. Transit and cargo flights will continue to operate. Dubai-based carrier Emirates (EK) and Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways (EY) routinely announce additional or extended flight bans on their official social media accounts.
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has implemented its own set of measures in addition to those that are in effect across the UAE. These include maintaining a “green list” of countries from which travelers may enter the emirate without subsequently having to quarantine, although they are still subject to all on-arrival and post-entry COVID-19 testing requirements. Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi from countries, not on the green list are subject to quarantine measures. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have received a negative result from a PCR or Laser-Based Diffractive Phase Interferometry (DPI) test before travel. Additional testing is required for visitors and residents who remain in Abu Dhabi for four days or longer.
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