Travel requirements by country

Check if there are any specific travel, testing or quarantine requirements in the country of your departure, transit or arrival. The requirements might change without prior notice so please make sure to check the latest updates regularly.

If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is provided by a third-party source and is updated to the best of flydubai's knowledge at the time of publication. Due to the rapidly changing nature of regulations, flydubai cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions. Travel requirements are subject to change without prior notice so please check with the relevant embassy and the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the entry and exit requirements.

      Africa

      Djibouti

      Last updated: 19 September 2022

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements.

      Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. This does not apply to:

      • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
      • passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before the departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
      • passengers under 18 years old.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Eritrea

      Last updated: 08 November 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Ethiopia

      Last updated: 31 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      South Sudan

      Last updated: 31 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to citizens and residents of South Sudan
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      PCR test result required to travel

      Passengers must have:

      • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English; OR
      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac.

        This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

      Visa on arrival is currently suspended for passengers with a normal passport. This does not apply to citizens of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Somaliland

      Last updated: 21 November 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Sudan

      Last updated: 02 August 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Tanzania

      Last updated: 13 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to citizens and residents of Tanzania
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense until they receive a negative test result, if they do not have:

      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; or
      • a negative COVID-19 NAAT or RT-PCR test result certificate with a QR code from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

      This does not apply to passengers younger than 13 years.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Uganda

      Last updated: 21 November 2022

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      All passengers must have: 

      • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; OR 
      • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Convidecia (CanSinoBio), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac.

      Children under 5 years old are exempt from this requirement. 

      Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

      All visitors must have a confirmed return or onward flight ticket.

      Uganda has suspended the visa on arrival facilities for passengers with a regular passport.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

       

      Central Asia

      Afghanistan

      Last updated: 23 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Kazakhstan

      Last updated: 08 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Kyrgyzstan

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Effective from 01 May 2022 , Kyrgyzstan re-started visa on arrival facility for citizens of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal and Tunisia who are holding a valid residence permit issued by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Brunei Darussalam.

      Tajikistan

      Last updated: 29 July 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Tajikistan
      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to citizens of Turkey

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      Passengers and airline crew must have:

      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
      • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first flight of their itinerary; or
      • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first flight of their itinerary.

      This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.

      If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

      The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Uzbekistan

      Last updated: 13 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

       

      Europe

      Albania

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Armenia

      Last updated: 06 July 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Nationals of Canada, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and the Philippines who are holding valid UAE residency visas can now obtain visa on arrival at Armenia (EVN). They must have the Application Form filled with a photograph at the time of check-in.

      Austria

      Last updated: 25 Aug 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Azerbaijan

      Last updated: 01 November 2022

      Who can travel?

      Until 01 January 2023, only the following categories of passengers are allowed to enter:

      • Citizens of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan or Venezuela;
      • Residents of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES*, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain**, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar**, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United States of America, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan or Venezuela;
      • Spouses, children, parents, grandparents and grandchildren of citizens of Azerbaijan. They must present a proof of the relationship.

      *UAE resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 6 months (approximately 183) days on arrival and a passport valid for at least 125 days from the arrival date. This does not apply to passengers with a travel document issued to refugees and stateless persons. UAE residents travelling outside of the UAE must carry their Emirates ID card as it will be used to verify their residency status on their return back to the UAE.

      **Qatar and Bahrain resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 95 days on arrival.

      E-visas can be obtained before departure at https://evisa.gov.az/en/. You can find the list of eligible countries for e-visa at evisa.gov.az/en/countries

      What do you need to travel?

      PCR and vaccination requirements

      All passengers except citizens of Azerbaijan and passengers younger than 18 years must have: 

      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; OR
      • a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

      Please note that non-vaccinated passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. PCR certificates are no longer acceptable in Azerbaijan.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Belarus

      Last updated: 03 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      Last updated: 27 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Bulgaria

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Croatia

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Czech Republic

      Last updated: 11 April 2021

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Finland

      Last updated: 01 July 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements.

      Georgia

      Last updated: 16 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Greece

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Hungary

      Last updated: 10 March 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Italy

      Last updated: 01 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Montenegro

      Last updated: 14 March 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Citizens of the UAE can obtain a visa on arrival for up to 90 days provided they have a valid passport for the duration of their stay.

      Residents of the United Arab Emirates with their residence visa valid for at least 30 days beyond the period of intended stay and arriving directly from the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival for 10 days provided they have a confirmed return flight and hotel booking. Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.

      Poland

      Last updated: 29 March 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Romania

      Last updated: 14 March 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Russia

      Last updated: 28 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      Passengers must complete an "Application Form" and present it upon arrival.

      Please note that e-visa issuance is currently suspended.

      Serbia

      Last updated: 03 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Slovenia

      Last updated: 25 April 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Turkey

      Last updated: 02 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Ukraine

      Last updated: 05 December 2021

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Ukraine
      • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter Ukraine. 

      This does not apply to the following categories of passengers who must self-isolation for 14 days on arrival: 

      • citizens and residents of Ukraine; 
      • spouses and children of citizens of Ukraine; 
      • passengers with a diplomatic passport.

      What do you need to travel?

      All passengers travelling to Ukraine must present:

      • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
      • a negative rapid antigen SARS-CoV-2 test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
      • a COVID-19 recovery certificate; or
      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated with Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac. The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be in English or translated in English.

      The above does not apply to:

      • citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine;
      • passengers younger than 12 years;
      • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
      • merchant seamen;
      • NATO military personnel.

      Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India or Russia are subject to quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to:

      • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac;
      • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
      • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

      Passengers must install the Vdoma application on their personal device. This does not apply to:

      • citizens of Ukraine;
      • passengers younger than 18 years;
      • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac;
      • passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
      • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

      Passengers must have medical insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine. This does not apply to:

      • citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine;
      • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
      • merchant seamen;
      • NATO military personnel.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

       

      Indian Subcontinent

      Bangladesh

      Last updated: 05 December 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Bangladesh
      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements (visa on arrival is suspended until further notice)

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      All passengers need to present:

      • a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary; OR
      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Convidecia (CanSinoBio), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac.

      This doesn’t apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      India

      Last updated: 22 November 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Maldives

      Last updated: 05 September 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Citizens and residents of the Maldives.
      • Travellers from all countries are allowed to enter subject to meeting the entry requirements.
      • Passengers travelling as tourists or for a short stay must have a return ticket and a hotel confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.

      What do you need to travel?

      Passengers travelling as tourists or for a short stay must have a return ticket.

      All passengers and airline crew are required to complete the “Traveller declaration” form no more than 96 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/.

      More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ec3hu62v.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Nepal

      Last updated: 11 August 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Nepal
      • Open to citizens and residents  *  of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      PCR and vaccination requirements

      Passengers must have: 

      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; OR
      • a negative COVID-19 test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Tests accepted are GeneXpert, NAAT and RT-PCR.

      This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

      Citizens of Nepal arriving from Ukraine are exempt from pre-departure COVID-19 entry requirements. They are subject to antigen tests on arrival. 

      Antigen test on arrival

      Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival. This does not apply to:

      • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
      • passengers with a negative COVID-19 GeneXpert, NAAT or RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

      Visa on arrival

      Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival OR holding a negative PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

      Citizens of the following countries (except for officials and diplomatic passport holders): Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland, Syria, Zimbabwe and refugees with travel documents are requested to obtain a tourist visa from an Embassy or a Consulate of Nepal prior to departure. 

      Departing from Nepal

      Passengers must complete an “International Traveller Online Departure Form" at https://ccmc.gov.np/.

      Passengers departing from Nepal must comply with the requirements of the transit and destination countries.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Pakistan

      Last updated: 02 September 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Pakistan
      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. This does not apply to:

      • passengers younger than 12 years;
      • passengers who departed Pakistan before 01 October 2021;
      • passengers with a medical certificate specifying that the passenger cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons.

      Passengers must have an original valid certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in Arabic or English. This does not apply to:

      • passengers fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
      • passengers younger than 12 years.

      Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

      Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for up to 10 days.

      Passengers travelling from Pakistan can get their PCR test result certificate from one of the approved laboratories in Pakistan.

      Zaireen/Arbaeen pilgrims 2022 are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival, and they must quarantine for 10 days at home if tested positive.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

      Sri Lanka

      Last updated: 09 December 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

       

      Middle East

      Egypt

      Last updated: 17 June 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Iran

      Last updated: 10 November 2022

      Who can travel?

      • Open to citizens and residents of Iran
      • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
      • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

      *Subject to entry requirements.

      What do you need to travel?

      All passengers above 12 years old must have:

      • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; OR
      • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

      Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test and quarantine upon arrival at their own expense. 

      E-visas can be obtained before departure at https://evisa.mfa.ir/en/. Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation and return/onward tickets.

      Passengers can check the status of the e-visas issued by Iran online via https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/status/ or scan the QR code on the top-left of the visa page. The visa status must show “issued” for passengers to be accepted.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Iraq

      Last updated: 05 December 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Israel

      Last updated: 10 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      All passengers are permitted to enter Israel regardless of their vaccination status. Passengers must comply with the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Transit through Israel is not permitted. 

      What do you need to travel?

      Health insurance

      Passengers travelling to Israel (TLV) must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. This does not apply to:

      • citizens of Israel;
      • residents of Israel with A1-A5 or B1 visa;
      • passengers who have started their journey in Ukraine.

      More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      Jordan

      Last updated: 30 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Passengers must complete a Declaration form before departure at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before boarding and upon arrival. This does not apply to: 

      • citizens of Jordan, their wives and children;
      • passengers with "The Palestinian Authority" passports or cards travelling to West Bank or arriving from Ukraine.
      Lebanon

      Last updated: 29 September 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Only the following categories of passengers are allowed to transit to Belarus via Dubai: 

      • citizens of Lebanon with valid visa or residence permit in Belarus;
      • citizens of Belarus;
      • foreign citizens with a residence permit in Belarus.

      All passengers travelling to Syria via Lebanon, except citizens of Syria and members of international organizations and diplomatic delegations working in Syria, are required to hold a pre-approval issued by Syrian authorities to travel.

      All passengers with a Syrian Travel Document issued for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) require a visa to transit via Lebanon. These passengers are permitted to transit without a visa for a maximum stay of 24 hours if they hold a residence permit issued by a third country, are continuing to Syria, or have previously travelled out of Beirut with an immigration exit stamp from Lebanon.

       

      GCC

      Bahrain

      Last updated: 01 May 2022

      Who can travel?

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Effective immediately, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter Bahrain without a passport, if travelling with their national ID card. This does not apply to citizens of Qatar, they must travel with their passports.

      Kuwait

      Last updated: 01 May 2022

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Effective immediately, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter Kuwait without a passport, if travelling with their national ID card.

      Oman

      Last updated: 23 May 2022

      Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

      Effective immediately, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter Oman without a passport, if travelling with their national ID card.

      Visa change passengers are not permitted to enter Oman until further notice.

      Qatar

      Last updated: 07 December 2022

      Who can travel?

      Effective from 01 November 2022 until 23 December 2022, entry of visit visa holders is suspended.

      Passengers will need a Hayya Card to enter Qatar from 01 November 2022 until 23 December 2022 regardless of whether they are travelling to attend a match or not. They can stay in the country until 23 January 2023. 

      The following categories of passengers do not need a Hayya Card to enter Qatar:

      • citizens and residents of Qatar.
      • citizens of GCC countries holding a valid passport or identity card.
      • residents of GCC countries provided that:
        • Profession on their visa must be from the approved professions list, in addition to the profession of partner and their family and domestic workers under their personal sponsorship.
        • Must be arriving from the country of residence. 
        • Passport and resident permit must be valid for at least 6 months.
        • Hold a confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of their stay.
        • Hold a return flight booking.
        • Pay QAR 100 entry fee on arrival. Paid by credit card.
      • residents of GCC countries who are citizens of Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan & Yemen can enter Qatar without Hayya card provided that:
        • Profession on their visa must be from the approved professions list
        • Must be arriving from the country of residence (GCC residence).
        • Passport and resident permit must be valid for at least 6 months.
        • Hold a confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of their stay.
        • Hold a return flight booking.
        • Pay QAR 100 entry fee on arrival. Paid by credit card.
      • passengers accompanying citizens of the GCC countries, including domestic workers or first-degree relatives of the sponsor, according to the aforementioned conditions.
      • holders of personal recruitment visas and work entry permits.
      • holders of pre-arranged electronic visas. 
      • military personnel travelling on duty.
      • citizens of GCC countries travelling on humanitarian grounds with approval letter obtained from https://ehteraz.gov.qa/PER/humanitarian.

      For more information about Hayya Card, you can refer to Hayya Card FAQs or call the Qatar 2022 Contact Centre on +974 4441 2022 (from outside of Qatar) or 800 2022 (from within Qatar) or send an email to info@hayya.qa.

      Saudi Arabia

      Last updated: 24 October 2022

      Who can travel?

      The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia:

      • citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia;
      • first-degree family members of citizens of Saudi Arabia;
      • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates;
      • passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence, tourist or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia;
      • domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
      • domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor;

      Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates can enter Saudi Arabia without passport, if travelling with their national ID card.

      Passengers with a residence permit issued by one of the GCC countries can get an e-visa before departure depending on their profession. Passenger can check the list of professions and apply for e-visa at https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/travel-regulations/gcc-residents-occupation. Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.

      Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

      Passengers who have been in Iran in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This doesn’t apply to citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia who are fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia. Passengers vaccinated out of Saudi Arabia must stay out of Iran for 14 days and can travel to Saudi Arabia on the 15th day. All passengers must hold COVID-19 medical insurance.

      For more information about travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah season please visit our Travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah season page.

      What do you need to travel?

      Medical insurance

      Passengers with a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID‑19 expenses during their stay in Saudi Arabia.

      Other information

      • Passengers holding Saudi Arabia Premium Residency can travel without submitting an exit/re‑entry visa to Saudi Arabia.
      • Passengers travelling to perform Umrah must have a medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses, and a confirmed return ticket.

      Departing from Saudi Arabia

      Citizens of Saudi Arabia travelling outside the country must have received the booster shot of a COVID‑19 vaccine 3 months after receiving the second dose. This does not apply to passengers under 16 years old and exempted categories according to Tawakkalna app.

      Citizens of Saudi Arabia who have received all the required doses of an approved COVID‑19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia can travel outside the country. This category of passengers must update their status on the Tawakkalna app.

      Citizens of Saudi Arabia under 12 years old must have an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank that covers treatment for COVID‑19 while abroad.

      All passengers must travel with their original passport, except for citizens of Saudi Arabia, who can travel with their national ID, subject to final destination entry requirements.

      The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

      If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.

      United Arab Emirates

      Last updated: 08 November 2022

      Effective from 08 November 2022 all entry requirements and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 for passengers travelling to, from or through Dubai have been lifted. However, passengers departing from or transiting through Dubai are required to meet the entry or transit requirements of their transit or final destination.

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