As a tourist it is possible to fly to Dubai to spend a holiday there and enjoy the sun, sea and beach. As a tourist you must meet a number of conditions to enter Dubai.Keep in mind that an orange travel advice from your country and it applies to the United Arab Emirates. Orange travel advice means that only necessary travel is advised.
The corona rules are constantly changing so we advice to check the most up-to-date advice for traveling to Dubai at the Emirates website, the Visit Dubai website or check the foreign travel advice at the website of your government.
Is a PCR corona test mandatory when traveling to Dubai?
Before you leave, it is necessary to have an official PCR corona test done. This test must be performed a maximum of 72 hours (3 days) before entering Dubai. You are only allowed to visit Dubai as a tourist if the test is negative. The negative PCR test is not necessary for children under 12 years of age and the disabled. You may need to have a corona test performed on site upon arrival in Dubai. The authorities at Dubai International Airport are authorized to do so.
Please note, you must print the negative PCR corona test in English or Arabic. Handwritten test results, results in an SMS message or digital versions are not accepted.
Corona measures at the airport in Dubai
All arriving passengers at Dubai International Airport are required to have their temperature measured by a wireless infrared thermometer. You must also submit your health declaration on arrival.
You may be asked to undergo a PCR test upon arrival. If you have undergone such a test, you are urged to go into self-quarantine in your hotel, house or apartment until the result is known. In the case of a positive corona test, you are required to undergo a strict 14-day quarantine in your hotel, apartment or home.
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What are the corona measuresand guidelines in Dubai?
In Dubai itself, it is required to wear face masks everywhere in public places, both indoors and outdoors, and to maintain a distance of two meters from other people. This means that you must wear a face mask when visiting, for example, the Dubai Mall, the gold souk in the Dubai Creek or during a walk in the Dubai Marina.
In Dubai is no heavy lockdown where the restaurants, cafes and shops are closed. Everything is open as usual, but many shops, restaurants and cafes ask you to disinfect your hands when entering.
The above information about the required corona test during your holiday to Dubai and the corona measures in Dubai itself may be out of date, so check the special corona page of Visit Dubai, the official website of the UAE government or the corona page of Emirates for the most up-to-date information about corona in Dubai and the rules for tourists.