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Arriving at Dubai’s gateway airports

UAS Operations | - 10/27/2020
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Anyone arriving at or transiting through Dubai’s two gateway airports – Dubai International Airport or Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central – must be aware of the latest flight regulations that came into effect on October 27.

All residents, tourists, and transit passengers must carry a negative COVID19 certificate before arriving at DXB or DWC.

Passengers arriving from a list of 52 countries will undergo a PCR test in Dubai.

Middle East & Africa
Angola Guinea Kenya Uganda
Djibouti Iran Lebanon Sudan
Egypt Iraq Morocco Syria
Eritrea Israel Rwanda Tanzania
Ethiopia Ivory Coast Senegal Tunisia
Ghana Jordan  Zimbabwe Zambia

South Sudan 

 

Europe
Croatia Georgia Moldova Russia
Cyprus Hungary Montenegro Slovakia
Ukraine Malta Romania Czech Republic

 

Asia
Pakistan India Vietnam Tajikistan
Bangladesh Philippine Afghanistan Cambodia
Nepal Uzbekistan Myanmar Turkmenistan

 

South America
Argentina Chile

 

Passengers coming from these countries must:

  • Download the COVID 19 DXB Smart App before departure
  • Print their negative COVID19 certificate in English or Arabic
  • Ensure their PCR test was conducted no more than 96 hours before departure (Children under 12 years of age and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from this PCR requirement)
  • Undergo another PCR test at DXB before immigration and self-isolate until they receive their results
  • Seek GDRFA approval for Dubai-issued residence visas (click here) or ICA eligibility registration for other Emirates issued visas (click here)

Passengers arriving from all other countries must:

  • Print their negative COVID19 certificate in English or Arabic
  • Ensure their PCR test was conducted no more than 96 hours before departure (Children under 12 years of age and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from this PCR requirement)
  • Seek GDRFA approval for Dubai-issued residence visas (click here) or ICA eligibility registration for other Emirates-issued visas (click here)

Tourists with a valid visa or visa on arrival are not required to get any approvals from GDRFA or ICA.

UAE nationals are not required to conduct a PCR test before arriving in Dubai and will undergo a test on arrival only.

For support with your flight operations to Dubai, contact UAS

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