CoronaVirus COVID19 Travel procedures – How to get ICA approval from UAE?
New updates on ICA approval
ICA approval not required for UAE residents
- UAE residents do not require to get ICA approval to return back to Abu Dhabi
- They need to submit passport number and Emirates ID number in uaeentry.ica.gov.ae.
- Once submitted, you will receive the verification of UAE entry status
- You will receive a green signal if you are approved to enter UAE
- You will receive a red signal if your process is not approved. You need to re-apply.
For more details, visit https://www.etihad.com/en/travel-updates/all-destinations-travel-guides
Getting ICA approval while travelling to UAE
You need to have valid UAE national identity card(Emirates ID) and ICA approval from MOFA UAE to enter into UAE.
To enter Abu Dhabi, UAE, you must have ICA approval
To enter Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al Kaimah, Fujairah, Umm al Quwain you must have either ICA or GDRFA approval.
Register in Resident service to get ICA approval
*You need to provide ID number, name, passport details, contact number, arrival details such as from which country you are arriving, date of arrival
ICA UAE Phone, Email
For any assistance, please contact
ICA UAE Contact phone number: +971600522222, +97123128867, +97123128865
Entry to UAE during COVID-19
- ICA approval if you are travelling to Abu Dhabi and either ICA approval or GDRFA approval if you are travelling to Dubai / Sharjah
- Health Declaration form and Quarantine Undertaking form to be filled and submitted upon arrival in to the airport
- Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report from a government approved lab. Passengers travelling to UAE from India, Pakistan must have a report from Etihad approved medical center.
- Test must be taken 96 hours prior to departure.
- Print your COVID PCR test result to submit upon check-in
- Passengers arriving to Abu Dhabi can also submit their test result via Al Hosn app .
- Download ALHOSN Mobile Smart App if your destination is Abu Dhabi or Sharjah and COVID-19 – DXB Smart App for Dubai.
Read the travel requirements / restrictions to travel / transit in to UAE through the above link.
Nationals and the residents of UAE can get the Coronavirus vaccine in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al ain, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm al quwain. Check the above link to access the list and the contact details.
Flights return to UAE during COVID 19
The following flights resumes flight for the specific destination.