Covid-19 Travel Guideline and FAQs – Dubai

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Last Updated on: 14th Jul 2020

Covid-19 Travel Guideline and FAQs – Dubai

To keep you updated we bring all the governmental updates on COVID-19 in the UAE.

It was a tough time for all of us, but finally slowly and gradually UAE opened its borders again for international tourists from July 7th, 2020.

Dubai is fully committed to following all guidelines and measures to ensure your family's health remains Dubai's top priority. From the moment you arrive at the airport to when you check into your hotel, whether you take your family shopping, treat them to the thrills of a waterpark, or relaxing day at the beach, Dubai ensured your wellbeing is safeguarded every step of the way.

Travel to Dubai requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Tourists and visitors are welcomed back to Dubai from 7 July 2020 onwards, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations. Please also check your country’s travel advisory for the latest guidance on outbound trips.
  • The following requirements are necessary when traveling to Dubai:
  • Fulfill entry visa requirements to visit the UAE.
  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance covering COVID-19 before traveling, in the event you do not have international coverage.
  • Travelers bear full responsibility and liability for their actions and decision to travel including checking the COVID-19 situation of the country they wish to visit, as well as self-monitoring any symptoms they may experience.
  • Tourists may either show their PCR test result (which is valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at the relevant Dubai airport
  • A declaration must be signed to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete the Health Declaration Form before departure including ensuring the passenger has no COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app on arrival.
  • In the event a tourist is not carrying a valid PCR test result, a test is carried out at the relevant Dubai airport.
  • The PCR test may be repeated for tourists who have tested negative prior to departure but display COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
  • All passengers have their temperature taken with thermal screening devices on arrival.
  • Tourists bear full responsibility for their actions and compliance with physical distancing, wearing masks, and self-monitoring in respect to any symptoms they experience.
  • Tourists are required to download the COVID-19 DXB app
  • A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre regulation, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • Compliance with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (wearing masks, maintaining 2m social distance and washing hands regularly).
  • A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • Yes, please ensure you have medical travel insurance covering COVID-19 before traveling, in the event you do not have international coverage.
  • Adhere to all official measures and requirements established by Dubai Government and the relevant authorities.
  • Disclose any symptoms of COVID-19 before traveling by filling in the Health Declaration form provided by airlines.
  • Ensure you have international health insurance coverage that includes COVID-19 before traveling.
  • Tourists will bear the costs of examination and treatment in the UAE, in the event they are infected with COVID-19.
  • Take precautionary measures and self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19.

The public is required to strictly follow precautionary measures which include:

  • Maintaining physical distance from others as per guidelines for social distancing.
  • Wearing a face mask as required
  • Undergoing temperature checks

Please find below helpful links to official sources:

https://www.dubaiairports.ae/alert
https://www.dm.gov.ae/en/pages/default.aspx
https://www.dha.gov.ae/en/Pages/DHAHome.aspx
https://www.ica.gov.ae/en/home.aspx
https://gdrfad.gov.ae/en/form/contact-us
https://www.mohap.gov.ae/
http://dubaided.gov.ae/English/pages/default.aspx
  • A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre regulation, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • A 14-day quarantine is imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases. Strict compliance with the procedures set out for positive cases by the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Centre regulation, which include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • As per Dubai Command and Control Centre regulation, all positive COVID-19 cases will be quarantined for 14 days, with tourists bearing the costs of treatment and isolation. The quarantine options include institutional quarantine (dedicated hotels), home quarantine or hospitalization depending on the health condition, and isolation requirements.
  • For all the visa related information please reach out to The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs https://www.gdrfad.gov.ae/en/form/contact-us and check www.dubaiairports.ae as well as your country’s travel advisory for latest guidance on outbound trips.
  • The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) alongside other relevant authorities continue to prioritize, monitor, and assure the safety and the well-being of all visitors to and residents of Dubai as the utmost priority. Dubai Tourism continues to work diligently under the guidance from the World Health Organization to maintain rigorously high standards of public hygiene and safety, so the wellbeing of all residents and visitors remains uncompromised.
  • As a destination, the city adopts the highest international health and safety standards enabling the city to ensure the wellbeing of all our visitors remains the highest priority. Everyone must observe social distancing guidelines and abide by the instructions and preventive measures outlined by concerned authorities for example wearing masks and washing hands regularly.
  • Family entertainment, attractions, observation decks, public transport, parks, beaches as well as shopping malls and restaurants & cafes are open and fully operating. All activities follow strict and frequent hygiene and sanitization measures as per international health and safety standards, as well as implemented temperature checks to ensure the safety of guests.
  • Please see Dubai Municipality www.dm.gov.ae for further information on specific attractions or refer to the official websites of events/attractions as well as their social media channels for up-to-date information.
  • Social distancing norm (of maintaining two-meter distance from other people) should be followed at all times when outside.
  • While some activities are allowed 70% to 100% capacity, some are allowed 50% capacity only.
  • The businesses and facilities (that are permitted to open) should install hand sanitizer dispenser (contactless) across all common areas.
  • All should mandatorily wear masks and gloves when outside and in public places.
  • All visitors and staff should pass through thermal screening procedures before entering any facility.
  • Most of the attractions are opened already some activities are allowed 70% to 100% capacity, some are allowed 50% capacity only.  This keeps changing on a daily basis, so in order to get the latest update chat us through our website or WhatsApp to +971-559338858.
  • Mandatorily wear masks
  • Avoid the crowd and maintain a strict two-meter gap between yourself and others
  • Avoid any kind of contact with sick people
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 70% alcohol content to disinfect your hands at regular intervals
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, particularly after using washrooms, potentially infected surfaces in common places, or post coughing, sneezing, etc.