Last Updated : 4th November 2020
- Can Indian travel to the Dubai?
- YES but selectively.
- Visa and Immigration related updates:
- UAE has resumed accepting Visa applications for Tourist Visa for customers travelling from India. However, Travel Insurance and Covid-19 certification is mandatory.
- Passengers with any type of visa, including Tourist Visa can now travel to Dubai.
- Mandatory Rules
- Tourists must take two COVID 19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai.
- The certificate must be for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. • You must bring an official, printed certificate in English or Arabic to check in – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
- Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from this test.
- The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID 19 PCR test.
- If you are flying from India, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight.
- At check in
- All travellers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete this health declaration form and give it to the staff at check in. You can download it now and bring it to the airport with you, or you can complete it at check in.
- When you arrive
- You may need to take another COVID 19 PCR test on arrival. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.
- If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
- You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App iOS Android
- We offer free, automatic cover for your COVID 19 health and quarantine costs while you’re away from home
- Please check the requirements of the country you are travelling to. The travel regulations change frequently. You may need to take a COVID 19 PCR test before you depart or another particular type of COVID 19 test specified by your destination.
- n get tested before you travel to your destination.
- Travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi There are strict rules for travelling into Abu Dhabi by road. All passengers entering Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID 19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours. You may have to quarantine depending on how long you have been in the UAE.
- Arriving passengers
- If you have just arrived in Dubai and travel straight to Abu Dhabi, you must have a negative COVID 19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours and take a DPI test at the border. You must also quarantine for 14 days and wear a tracking wristband. Your quarantine may be at home, in a hotel, or in accommodation provided by the health authorities. After 12 days you must take another COVID 19 PCR test. If you are negative, you can remove the wristband after 14 days. If you are positive, you must follow the Abu Dhabi health authority advice.
- If you have been in the UAE for up to 14 days
- Your quarantine time will be reduced by the number of days you have already been in another emirate of the UAE. For example, if you have been in Dubai for 10 days before entering Abu Dhabi, you must quarantine for 4 days after entering Abu Dhabi.
- If you have spent more than 14 days in the UAE before entering Abu Dhabi
- You must present at the Abu Dhabi border your negative COVID 19 PCR test results or negative laser DPI blood test results issued within 96 hours. If you are staying in Abu Dhabi for six or more consecutive days, you must take another COVID 19 PCR test by the sixth day. These tests are a legal requirement. Find out where to get tested in Dubai before you enter Abu Dhabi.
COVID 19 testing laboratories:
Tourists departing from Dubai Passengers will need to do PCR tests only if it is mandated by the country they are travelling to.