Effective February 26, 2022, passengers traveling to Dubai from all countries (GCC included) must fulfill one of the below requirements
- Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code; orPresent a valid Negative Covid‑19 Test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA, that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and issued by an approved health service provider, with a QR code; orPresent a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Covid‑19 within a period of one (1) month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival, with a QR code
Note that printed or digital PCR test certificates, or vaccination certificates, are accepted in English or Arabic and must include a QR code. SMS certificates are not accepted. COVID‑19 PCR Test or Vaccination certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the departure point.
For Transit Passenger(s), the rules and conditions for entry at the final destination will apply.
Indian Nationals with a normal passport who are traveling to or from India via Dubai can obtain a visa on arrival in Dubai for a maximum stay of 14 days provided they:
- have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the United States, ora residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or European Union
COVID-19 PCR test exemptions
- All UAE nationals returning to Dubai from any country are exempted from the pre‑departure COVID‑19 PCR test requirements but must take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival.Non UAE national accompanying a first degree UAE national family member and domestic workers accompanying a UAE national sponsor are also exempted from the pre departure COVID‑19 PCR test requirements but must take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival.Children below 12 years old.Passengers with moderate‑to‑severe disabilities: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 tumors, 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 RT PCR test certificate as per the requirements.