As UAE progressively reopens to welcome all travellers to a new normal, the necessary entry requirements and border controls are in place. Travel is now permitted for all citizens and residents through Dubai International Airport (DXB) or Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) to or from any destination in accordance with the procedures of respective countries of origin.
To help you, our esteemed guests, reduce the hassle of searching for information about travelling into UAE via Dubai or Sharjah so you can have a smooth journey, we have created a checklist to help you prepare for your visit to our beautiful destination.
- Check if you need a visa to enter the country
- Obtain the necessary health insurance
- Download the C19 DXB Smart app on your mobile phone if you are arriving in Dubai, or the Al Hosn app if your arrival is in Sharjah
- Ensure you have an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic with negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at maximum 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to the United Arab Emirates. The certificate should have a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes
- Acquire a Declaration Form at check-in or onboard the flight which then needs to be filled in and handed over to the registration team upon arrival
- For returning UAE nationals from Red List countries, a negative PCR test is required within 48 hours before arrival into Sharjah
- You are required to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Dubai International Airport if you are arriving from these countries.
- All arriving passengers must remain in the hotel or residence until their PCR test result is negative
Due to the ever-changing nature of the regulations, you are advised to check the latest travel advisory issued by the relevant local authorities before you travel. Below are some helpful links: