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When Can I Travel To Dubai Again?

As we all know, after the coronavirus pandemic, almost all of the flights were shut down globally. Many businessmen have faced major problems due to those flights that were cancelled. On the other hand, many people want to start travelling again. Dubai is a destination that a lot of people want to travel to in spite of pandemic. If you want to know when you can travel to Dubai again, read this to the end…

General Guidelines

Citizens and residents of Dubai are allowed to travel abroad based on measures taken by their destinations regarding foreign arrivals.

Passenger boarding flight return and departure

  • Travelers should take full responsibility for their actions. Also, they must check the COVID-19 situation of the country they wish to visit.
  • All citizens and residents will have to hold a PCR test upon arrival at Dubai airports.
  • Tourists should carry out a test at Dubai airports or they must show their PCR test results that is valid for 96 hours upon their arrival to Dubai.
  • There is a quarantine option for all positive COVID-19 cases. Travelers should bear the costs of isolation and treatment.

DUBAI RESIDENTS CAN RETURN FROM JUNE 22, 2020

  • Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs carries out return approvals through a direct link with airlines.
  • PCR tests are taken at the airports of Dubai
  • For all positive COVID-19 cases a 14-day quarantine is imposed

DUBAI CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO TRAVEL ABROAD FROM JUNE 23, 2020

  • Citizens and residents are permitted to travel abroad, according to official flight schedules of Dubai airports.
  • PCR tests at Dubai airports must be taken when they return to the country.
  • 14-day quarantine is in place for all positive COVID-19 cases.

Passenger checking flights return and departure

VISITORS AND TOURISTS CAN ENTER TO DUBAI FROM JULY 7, 2020

  • Tourists and visitors allowed to enter, according to official flight schedules of Dubai airports. Also, the permission is subject to airports that are operational at their departure destinations.
  • Show their PCR test results which is valid for 96 hours when they arrive in Dubai or they must carry out a test at Dubai airports.
  • There is the option of 14-day quarantine for all positive COVID-19 Traveler including citizens, residents and tourists.
  • Before traveling and after returning to Dubai, travelers should adhere to all official measures and requirements. The measures are established by the Dubai Government and other countries.
  • Before traveling tourists should disclose any symptoms by filling in the form provided by airlines.
  • Make sure you have international health insurance coverage before traveling.
  • If the UAE citizens are infected with COVID-19 while they are abroad, they must notify UAE embassies.
  • In the event the residents and tourists are infected with COVID-19, they will bear the costs of examination and treatment abroad.
  • Self-monitor and precautionary measures for any symptoms of COVID19 must be taken

Passengers in the plane preparing for take off

PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING DUBAI RESIDENTS

  • The UAE residents can pre-book flights through official websites of airlines that operate at Dubai airports.
  • Organization of residents’ arrival is the responsibility of Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
  • Returning residents can fly on any of the airlines with approved flights to Dubai airports.
  • Residents sign a declaration stating their commitment to pay the costs of examination and treatment in the case they are infected with COVID-19.
  • There is a form of Health Declaration that arrivals must complete before leaving their destination. The form is to ensure that they are clear of any symptoms.
  • All arrivals must register their details on an app called “COVID-19 DXB”.

TRAVEL PROCEDURES FROM COUNTRY OF DEPARTURE PCR

Test not required

  • No PCR test required before departure
  • Filling out the Health Declaration Form and signing the costs declaration before departure is an obligation
  • In the case the travelers show any symptoms of COVID-19, airlines have the right to deny travelers

PROCEDURES FOR LEAVING THE AIRPORT

  • Residents have to stay home until their PCR test results come out.
  • Abide by 14-day quarantine for positive COVID-19 cases is obligation
  • Home quarantine is possible if the conditions of quarantine are met.
  • Residents with positive test result for COVID-19 who are sharing home or live in high-density housing, should be isolated at a facility.
  • All groups in Dubai must comply with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (maintaining 2m social distance, wearing masks, and washing hands regularly)

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES AT DUBAI AIRPORTS PCR

Test required

  • PCR test will be taken when you arrive at Dubai airports
  • Ensure arrivals download COVID-19 DXB app

FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19: This group must comply with the procedures set out for positive cases of the COVID-19 strictly. The procedures include home quarantine, institutional quarantine or hospitalization.

International Travel Procedures For Dubai’s Citizens And Residents:

Passengers arriving into the country and getting 14 days quarantine

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROCEDURES

  • Citizens and residents are free to travel to several countries. The travel can be on any of the airlines with approved flights to and from Dubai airports.
  • They must adhere to the measures specified by the destination country upon arrival.
  • Completion of Health Declaration Form before departing. This measure is to ensure travelers are clear of any symptoms.
  • Register to the COVID-19 DXB app.

PROCEDURES OF RETURNING TO DUBAI PCR

test required

  • PCR test will be taken when you arrive at Dubai airports
  • Residents must stay home till the results of PCR test come out.
  • Arrivals are required to download COVID-19 DXB app
  • Abide by 14-day quarantine for positive COVID-19 cases is obligation
  • According to official guidelines from the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, Home quarantine is possible if the conditions of quarantine are met.
  • Residents with positive test result for COVID-19 who are sharing home or live in high-density housing, should be isolated at a facility.
  • All precautionary measures such as maintaining 2m social distance, wearing masks and washing hands regularly are required to be done.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

  • Compliance with the official procedures related to testing and quarantine established by the destination country are important.
  • Filling out the form of Health Declaration before departing to destination.
  • Airlines have the right to deny travelers with any symptoms of COVID-19.

PROCEDURES AT TRAVEL DESTINATION

  • Comply with the official procedures in the destination country related to testing and quarantine.

FOR THOSE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

  • This group must comply with the procedures set out for positive cases of the COVID-19 strictly. The procedures include home quarantine, institutional quarantine or hospitalization.

Procedures For International Tourists Arriving To Dubai Overseas:

Passengers arriving into the country and getting temperature checks

TRAVEL TO DUBAI REQUIREMENTS

  • Fulfil requirements of entry visa to visit the UAE.
  • In the event you do not have international coverage, make sure you have medical travel insurance before traveling. Sign a declaration that shows you will bear all costs related to quarantine and treatment. In addition, complete the Health Declaration Form before departure. It is to ensure the passenger has no COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Tourists must register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app

PROCEDURES FOR LEAVING DUBAI AIRPORTS

  • Tourists must download an app called “COVID-19 DXB”
  • 14-day quarantine is in place for all positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Any traveler must comply with all precautionary measures in Dubai such as maintaining 2m social distance, wearing masks, and washing hands regularly.

PROCEDURES FROM DEPARTURE DESTINATION

Tourists have to take a PCR test up to four days before their date of travel

  • There is 2 options of taking PCR test in advance or carrying out the test upon arrival at Dubai airports.
  • Complete Health Declaration Form before departing.
  • Airlines can deny travelers if they show any symptoms of Corona.

PROCEDURES UPON ARRIVAL AT DUBAI AIRPORTS

In the event the tourist is not carrying a valid PCR test result, a test will be carried out at Dubai airports

  • The temperature of all arrival passengers will be taken with thermal screening devices.
  • Tourists not carrying a valid PCR test result have to take one when they arrive
  • For tourists with negative test result but showing COVID-19 symptoms, the PCR test can be repeated

FOR TOURISTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

  • This group must comply with the procedures set out for positive cases of the COVID-19 strictly. The procedures include home quarantine, institutional quarantine or hospitalization.
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