Planning A Trip To The UAE? Check Out The Simplified Guidelines For Travel


Are you planning a trip to the UAE this summer? If so, this quick guide will help you learn the most recent travel requirements in the easiest way possible.

As the global Covid-19 situation improves, many nations have begun to relax coronavirus-related travel restrictions, and the UAE is one among them.


In April 2022, the UAE government updated its travel restrictions for vaccinated/unvaccinated passengers travelling to the Emirates.

According to the latest rules, no GDRFA/ICA approval is required in the usual course of travel to Dubai; nevertheless, GDRFA approval is required if the Residence visa is stamped on an expired or old passport while travelling to UAE. The entry requirements for other Emirates remain the same.


Also Read: Dubai: A Complete Guide for First-Time Travellers

Travel mandates for travelling to the UAE from India

Vaccinated Guests

Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) that reflects the completion of doses of vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), provided with a QR code system.

Unvaccinated Guests

Present a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA, that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service provider, which uses QR code system



Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the guest has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Cov-19 within a period of one (1) month (the date of recovery and the date of arrival) provided with a QR code system.

Random Testing

All travellers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in UAE if requested, and self-quarantine until a negative test result is released to the guest. In the event the guest is tested positive, then such guest shall follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Health Authority.

Please Note

  • The certificates referred to in this circular/directive shall be Printed in English or Arabic language and provided with a QR Code.
  • For Transit Passenger(s), the rules/conditions governing entry at the final destination of the transit passenger(s) shall be applicable.
  • Arrivals – guests who are less than 12 years old, are exempted from the above criteria.
  • Other travel requirements remain the same.

Visa On Arrival If Travelling Via Dubai

Passengers travelling via Dubai can obtain a visa on arrival to enter Dubai for a maximum period of fourteen days, provided that they comply with the following:

  • The guest must have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the United States or
  • The guest is holding a Residence Permit issued by the United Kingdom or European Union
  • The holders of a valid visa issued by the United States, United Kingdom or European Union with a minimum validity period of six months

*Guests must ensure that they comply with all travel and health requirements of the destination country. If guests are denied entry, they will have to bear the cost of penalty/ deportation.

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