Travel back or transit to UAE during COVID 19 situation: Required forms / types of COVID-19 test

Travel back or transit to UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Umm al Quwain)during COVID 19 situation: Procedures / Documents required

What to expect for your travel?

Procedures to travel or enter into UAE

  1. Passenger must obtain ICA approval / GDRFA approval before the departure.(check below for how to obtain ICA / GDRFA approval below).
  2. Once approved, book your flight to UAE
  3. Passengers are required to have negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate 72 hours prior to the departure.
  4. Non vaccinated passengers are required to subject under quarantine and required to repeat the COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on 6th and 9th day
  5. Vaccinated passengers are not required to subject under quarantine and required to repeat the COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on 6th day.
  6. COVID‑19 RT PCR test result must be accepted from the UAE recognized lab. Download the QR code to show at the check-in
  7. The following countries have to take COVID‑19 RT PCR test on arrival at the airport in UAE
    • Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.
  8. Passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi must download Al Hosn app (iOSAndroid and update their COVID status

Type of COVID-19 test accepted: COVID RT-PCR test

Documents required to enter UAE

  • ICA/GDRFA approval
  • COVID-19 Negative test report
  • Passport
  • Visa (if required)

How to obtain UAE ‘s ICA approval?

Check the above link for the procedure to get an ICA / GDRFA approval to enter into UAE.


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