United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE Travel restrictions coronavirus covid19 uk regulations ban corridor

Current Status:

Negative PCR test required on or before arrival. No requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK..

Masks: Mandatory when outside residence.
Social Distancing: 2m.
Restrictions: While most shops, restaurants and supermarkets, and some tourist, cultural and leisure attractions and religious establishments are open, there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease.


The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a sovereign state in Western Asia at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.


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England

Travelling to the UAE

British passport holders travelling from any part of the UK to Dubai have the option to undertake a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government led facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation.

Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.

For the rest of the the UAE, authorities have stated that, citizens, returning residents and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in, and have proof of a negative result, before travelling to the UAE.

In all circumstances, any test taken prior to arrival must be completed no longer than 72 hours before arrival and MUST be a PCR test, antibody test etc will not be accepted.

Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours

All arrivals in Abu Dhabi must isolate for 14 days on arrival and will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration.

Returning from the UAE

On 2 October the Dubai Media Office announced that Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate. It is not a requirement for travellers to the UK to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival in the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Wales

Travelling to the UAE

British passport holders travelling from any part of the UK to Dubai have the option to undertake a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government led facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation.

Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.

For the rest of the the UAE, authorities have stated that, citizens, returning residents and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in, and have proof of a negative result, before travelling to the UAE.

In all circumstances, any test taken prior to arrival must be completed no longer than 72 hours before arrival and MUST be a PCR test, antibody test etc will not be accepted.

Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours

All arrivals in Abu Dhabi must isolate for 14 days on arrival and will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration.

Returning from the UAE

On 2 October the Dubai Media Office announced that Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate. It is not a requirement for travellers to the UK to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival in the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Scotland

Travelling to the UAE

British passport holders travelling from any part of the UK to Dubai have the option to undertake a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government led facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation.

Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.

For the rest of the the UAE, authorities have stated that, citizens, returning residents and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in, and have proof of a negative result, before travelling to the UAE.

In all circumstances, any test taken prior to arrival must be completed no longer than 72 hours before arrival and MUST be a PCR test, antibody test etc will not be accepted.

Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours

All arrivals in Abu Dhabi must isolate for 14 days on arrival and will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration.

Returning from the UAE

On 2 October the Dubai Media Office announced that Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate. It is not a requirement for travellers to the UK to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival in the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Northern Ireland

Travelling to the UAE

British passport holders travelling from any part of the UK to Dubai have the option to undertake a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government led facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation.

Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.

For the rest of the the UAE, authorities have stated that, citizens, returning residents and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in, and have proof of a negative result, before travelling to the UAE.

In all circumstances, any test taken prior to arrival must be completed no longer than 72 hours before arrival and MUST be a PCR test, antibody test etc will not be accepted.

Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport. Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours

All arrivals in Abu Dhabi must isolate for 14 days on arrival and will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration.

Returning from the UAE

On 2 October the Dubai Media Office announced that Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate. It is not a requirement for travellers to the UK to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival in the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

COVID-19 Data: (Source Worldometer)

All information correct as of 04/11/2020 @ 14:10.

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