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United Arab Emirates: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders are opened with restrictions.

Passengers from any country may enter the UAE. In order to do this they need one of the following documents:

  • a valid vaccination certificate;
    OR
  • a valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate issued within 48 hours before the scheduled flight departure to Dubai and issued by an approved health service provider with a QR code;
    OR
  • a valid recovery certificate.

Passengers arriving to Abu Dhabi must install Al Hosn app on their personal device. Before arrival they must register online.

Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi have been restarted.

Expired residence permit issued by UAE that have been extended until December 2020 are accepted for entry. Passengers must present proof of the extended validity.

The vaccination certificate considering valid if:

  • it is stated that it’s holder was fully vaccinated;
  • the jab was made with one of the accepted vaccines: AstraZeneca (Covishield, SK Bioscience, Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik Light, Sputnik V;
  • it is in Arabic or English;
  • it includes a QR code.

The recovery certificate considering valid if:

  • it was issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from COVID‑19 within 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival;
  • it is in Arabic or English;
  • it includes a QR code.
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