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  • Updated entrance requirements for international travelers beginning December 17, 2021


On December 17, 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government updated its entrance measures for international travelers. All international travelers authorized to enter the UAE will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure. Travelers will also need to register for ICA approval before departure.

Travelers arriving from Green List countries who have received a second dose or single-dose COVID-19 vaccination at least 28 days before travel will not be subject to quarantine requirements upon arrival. These travelers will be required to take an additional COVID-19 test on day six of their stay in the UAE.

Unvaccinated travelers whose trip does not originate from a Green List country will be required to quarantine for ten days upon arrival in the UAE and undergo additional testing on day four and day eight of their stay in the UAE.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UAE will require all travelers to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test before departure, where applicable. It may require travelers to undergo additional testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE

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