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Frequently asked questions
Is the UAE and Dubai open for all tourists??
Effective from 30 August 2021, tourist visa applications are open to travellers from all countries. Depending on a passenger's nationality, they can get a visa on arrival, or apply for a pre-arranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before travel. Please reach out to The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and?check your country’s latest travel advisory on outbound trips.
Travellers are required to have either one of the three:
A valid vaccination certificate with a QR code proving they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the UAE
A negative PCR test with a QR code, issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection to the flight time by an approved health service provider
A valid medical certificate with a QR code issued by relevant authorities that shows they have recovered from COVID?19 within a month prior to the date of arrival.
Please check the following links for the most up-to-date requirements ahead of travelling to or transiting through Dubai: Emirates airline | FlyDubai
Following arrival, what are the procedures for exiting Dubai Airports??
Tourists who show symptoms on arrival and test positive for COVID-19 after being re-tested must follow the guidelines issued by the Dubai Health Authority.
The traveller will bear the cost of treatment and quarantine unless their carrier is Emirates or FlyDubai.
For those that are a COVID-19 close contact case, no quarantine is required if you are not experiencing any symptoms.
Customers purchasing an Emirates airline or FlyDubai ticket from 1 December 2020 benefit from additional multi-risk travel insurance provided by AIG Travel or NEXtCARE?through to 31 March 2022, including cover for COVID-19 and overseas medical expenses. Please see the following links for more information and a supporting FAQ:?Emirates airline?|?FlyDubai
Compliance is required with all precautionary measures in Dubai (wearing masks at public indoor venues and adhering to frequent hand sanitisation).
Is there going to be a mandatory quarantine for tourists??
No, only if they test positive with COVID-19.
Please check carrier and Dubai travel requirements for COVID-19 PCR testing.
Passengers who need to get a?COVID-19 PCR?test done at arrival in Dubai should self-quarantine until they receive their results, which is expected within 12 hours.
Do I have to wear a mask during my holiday in Dubai??
Masks are compulsory?in public indoor venues, while wearing one in outdoor areas is optional.
Additionally, you must continue to sanitise your hands?frequently.