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    Last Updated : 22nd August 2020
  • Can Indian travel to the Dubai?
  • YES

  • 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. IMP: Abu Dhabi is allowing only Residence Visa holders entry, until further notice.

  • Date of reopening borders for Indian Travellers
  • 7th July 2020

  • Pre-Arrival

  • Visa Immigration: Changes in regulations, if any? eg- biometrics, e-Visa, visa on arrival, TAT , cost, due to covid, etc.
  • UAE has resumed accepting Visa applications for Tourist and Business Visa for customers travelling from India. However, Travel Insurance and Covid-19 certification is mandatory. For more information, you can check Dubai travel guideline. Also, as per UAE immigration mandate Covid-19 certification is necessary for UAE travel, for which we can assist you to get Covid-19 testing services at your door step.
    Please note the following additional health and safety requirements for all visitors to Dubai:
    - ALL VISITORS must take a PCR test no earlier than 4 days (96 hours) prior to their arrival in Dubai. A PCR Test can also be carried out upon arrival at the airport.
    - Any applicable fees for the test will be borne by the visitor (fee amount is yet to be confirmed). Test results are provided within 6-12 hours.
    - Prior to arrival ALL VISITORS must print and fill out the following forms
    - Health Declaration Form
    - Quarantine Procedures Form
    - In case a visitor is tested positive for Covid-19, they will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days in Dubai
    - There are no quarantine measures for negative tests
    - ALL VISITORS are expected to be covered by international medical insurance when arriving into Dubai.
    Visitors will have to bear the cost of quarantine producers or medical services provided during their stay
    Note: visa issued prior to the lockdown that have not been redeemed are not yet eligible for travel to Dubai


  • Is a COVID medical certificate required. If yes, will it be required from a Govt vs. Private, ICMR approved, or is there a consulate pre-approved list of providers
  • 1)ensure you have medical travel insurance before travelling, in the event you donot hav international coverage
    2)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 symptoms
    3)Tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID 19 DXB app

  • Any test required (PCR, Rapid antigen or any other) prior to travel?
  • PCR

  • When does the traveller need to take the test and how long must it be valid for? (e.g: 24hrs, 48hrs before departure)
  • PCR test to be undertaken upto 4 days (96 hours) prior to date of arrival.
    Incase not done, PCR to be undertaken upon arrival Complete health declaration form before departing
    Tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID 19 DXB app

  • Any self declaration required. If yes, where e.g: an app? & how many hours/days prior to departure?
  • A.Complete health declaration form before departing
    Tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID 19 DXB app

  • On Arrival

  • Any protocols to be followed upon arrival at the destination airport? (eg: any self declaration on country/airport app, etc)
  • All arrival passengers have their temperature taken with thermal screening devices Tourists who do not carry a valid PCR test result will have to take the test upon arrival The PCR test can be repeated for tourists who had tested negative before departing but display COVID-19 symptoms

  • Is quarantine required, if yes for what duration? (eg: 7 days in medical facility / 7 days self isolation)
  • Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, including institutional quarantine, home quarantine or hospitalisation.

  • If one tests positive, then what is the process? Cost?
  • Contact tracing should be done for the symptomatic patient to identify passengers who were close contacts during the flight and during the journey. Contacts who are tourists can be quarantined in their destination resorts until the PCR test result of the patient is known. Contacts will be released from quarantine if the patients PCR test is negative. >

  • On gound any specific measures/ rules to be followed eg: social distancing, wearing a mask etc.
  • 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)