Entry of Visitors & Tourists to Dubai From 7 July 2020

  • Tourists and visitors allowed to enter, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations
  • Show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports
  • 14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19

When will Dubai be open for tourists?

Tourists and visitors are welcomed back to Dubai from 7 July 2020 onwards, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations. Please also check your country’s travel advisory for the latest guidance on outbound trips.

What are the international travel requirements for traveling to Dubai?

The following requirements are necessary when traveling to Dubai:

  • Fulfill entry visa requirements to visit the UAE.
  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance covering COVID-19 before traveling, in the event you do not have international coverage.
  • Travelers bear full responsibility and liability for their actions and decision to travel including checking the COVID-19 situation of the country they wish to visit, as well as self-monitoring any symptoms they may experience.
  • Tourists may either show their PCR test result (which is valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at the relevant Dubai airport
  • A declaration must be signed to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete the Health Declaration Form before departure including ensuring the passenger has no COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app on arrival.

What procedures are applicable upon arrival at Dubai Airports?

  • In the event a tourist is not carrying a valid PCR test result, a test is carried out at the relevant Dubai airport.
  • The PCR test may be repeated for tourists who have tested negative prior to departure but display COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
  • All passengers have their temperature taken with thermal screening devices on arrival.
  • Tourists bear full responsibility for their actions and compliance with physical distancing, wearing masks, and self-monitoring in respect to any symptoms they experience.

What are the procedures for leaving Dubai Airports after arrival?

  • Tourists are required to download the COVID-19 DXB app
  • A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre regulation, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine, or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • Compliance with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (wearing masks, maintaining 2m social distance and washing hands regularly).

Do I need a COVID-19 test when traveling to Dubai?

All travelers to Dubai need to show their PCR test results (valid for a maximum of 96 hours) upon their arrival in Dubai or carry out a test at the relevant Dubai Airport.

I am a tourist, what happens if I test positive at the Dubai airport?

A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine, or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.

Travel to Dubai requirements

  • Fulfill entry visa requirements to visit the UAE.
  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance before traveling, in the event you do not have international coverage. Sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete the Health Declaration Form before departure to ensure the passenger has no COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Tourists required to register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app

Procedures from departure destination

Tourists must take a PCR test up to four days (prior to their date of travel (maximum 96 hours

  • Take a PCR test before traveling, or if this hasn’t been done, a PCR test is carried out upon arrival at Dubai airports.
  • Complete Health Declaration Form before departing.
  • Airlines have the right to deny travelers if they display any symptoms of COVID-19.

Procedures upon arrival at Dubai airports

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

  • All arrival passengers have their temperature taken with thermal screening devices.
  • Tourists who do not carry a valid PCR test result take the test upon arrival
  • The PCR test can be repeated for tourists who had tested negative before departing but display COVID-19 symptoms

Procedures for leaving Dubai airports

  • Tourists required to download the COVID-19 DXB app
  • 14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases
  • Compliance with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (wearing masks, maintaining 2m social distance and washing hands regularly)

For tourists testing positive for COVID-19

  • Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, including institutional quarantine, home quarantine or hospitalization

Source: Visit Dubai Tourism Website