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Key Points

  • Travelers entering the UAE must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, a certificate of recovery, or a vaccination certificate as of February 26, 2022


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government relaxed COVID-19 entrance requirements on February 26, 2022. Under these modifications, fully vaccinated travelers entering the country will be required to provide proof of an approved COVID-19 vaccination certificate containing a valid QR code.

Unvaccinated travelers will be required to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or a certificate of recovery with a QR code obtained within one month of travel.

Some travelers may be required to undergo additional medical examinations depending on the country of departure.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UAE eased travel entrance measures on February 26, 2022. Travelers will be required to present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel, or a certificate of recovery to enter the country.

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The United Arab Emirates, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority

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