Coronavirus Pandemic

Dubai travel: Emirates issues visa, Covid-19 test guidelines for tourists

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on August 31, 2021


GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

Dubai-based carrier, Emirates, has issued guidelines for tourists on Tuesday. The fresh travel update comes after UAE authorities announced the resumption of visit visas to Covid-vaccinated tourists from August 30.

Holders of all types of visa and/or entry permits granted by authorities in the UAE can now fly to Dubai. The approved visa categories are: Employment, short or extended stay, visit, and newly issued residence visa.

Here are the procedures for tourists travelling to Dubai:

- Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.

- GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

Passengers arriving from the following countries must follow specific protocols:

Also read: Holders of UAE residency visa from any emirate can fly to Dubai

Covid-19 test protocols for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Indonesia are as follows:

- A valid negative Covid19 PCR test certificate with a QR code issued within 48 hours of the time the sample was collected from an approved health facility

- A rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Coronavirus Pandemic
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=KT&date=20200415&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=200419123&Ref=AR&profile=1913 macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1913,1000 macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery