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: 28 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

Citizens and residents of Djibouti above the age of 25 years are required to present a vaccination certificate and a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Passengers arriving without a vaccination certificate, will be subject to quarantine on arrival at their home or designated area at their own expense.

All foreign citizens are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate in French or English issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary and no more than 120 hours prior to arrival in Djibouti. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.

All passengers who have been in or have transited through Brazil or India in the last 21 days, including Djibouti citizens are not allowed to enter until further notice.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Vaccination certificate required to travel from Djibouti

Citizens and residents of Djibouti travelling from Djibouti need to hold a vaccination certificate confirming that they received either one or two doses. This doesn't apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 25 years old.
  • Passengers with a government-approved medical certificate issued by a doctor confirming that:
    • passenger is pregnant;
    • mother is feeding an infant less than 6 months old;
    • passenger has a medical condition.

All passengers must have the required documents for their transit and final destination country.

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: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Eritrea

Effective from 15th April, all passengers must have a printed COVID-19 PCR negative certificate taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Asmara. This does not apply to:

  • children under 6 years old travelling with their family members.
  • passengers who have completed the required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Passengers are subject to a rapid antigen test on arrival.

All passengers are required to enter 7 days mandatory institutional quarantine at their own expense on arrival. This does not apply to passengers with COVID-19 vaccination certificate, if a negative antigen test result is received on arrival.

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.

Ethiopia

Last updated: 28 June 2020

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel to Ethiopia

Please note, that all passengers need to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate in English. You should arrive in Ethiopia within 120 hours (5 days) from the time of taking the test. 

Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this requirement.

Holders of diplomatic, service, United Nations and African Union passport and their immediate family members are exempt from the above requirement.

Passengers who are unable to take the COVID-19 RT-PCR test before travelling, will not be allowed to board the flight. 

The RT-PCR test result should display the following:

  • Passenger details
  • Type of COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken
  • Date and time of taking the test

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Effective from 18 June 2021 (23:59 Ethiopia LT), Ethiopian immigration has temporarily suspended visa on arrival and e-visa provision for all passengers. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers holding e-visa issued before 18 June 2021 (23:59 Ethiopia LT).
  • Passengers whose place of birth in the passport is stated as Ethiopia*.
  • Passengers holding a confirmation letter from the Ethiopian immigration authorities that states they are granted a visa on arrival.

*Foreign citizens whose passport states their place of birth is Ethiopia need to get an OK to board approval in advance to be accepted on the flight and qualify for visa on arrival.

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.

South Sudan

Last updated: 21 April 2021

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

Please note that all passengers, except citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin, need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result issued in English or Arabic. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin are subject to 14-day home quarantine if they are unable to obtain a PCR certificate.

Please note, visa on arrival is currently suspended for entry into South Sudan for all passengers, except citizens of Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, and passengers of South Sudan origin and passengers holding diplomatic, official, service or special passports.

Effective from 1st February 2021 until further notice, a visa on arrival will be suspended for entry into South Sudan. Passengers must obtain a pre-arranged visa from either the South Sudan Embassy/Consular in the country of departure or apply for an e-visa - https://www.onlinevisa.com/south-sudan-visa/. Passengers who hold a special approval letter for visa on arrival will need to obtain OKTB from Juba station prior to departure.

Members of UN travelling to South Sudan are required to present a clearance obtained from the National Task Force of South Sudan.

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.

Sudan

Last updated: 15 July 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

Until 13 August 2021, all passengers arriving from or who have transited through India within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Sudan. This does not apply to citizens of Sudan. They must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, will be subject to COVID-19 testing on arrival, 14-day quarantine and must adhere to the protocols from the Ministry of Health.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test requirements

Please note, all passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued English or Arabic no more than 96 hours prior to arrival to be accepted on the flight. The test result certificate must be in Arabic or English and must have a barcode, a stamp or a QR code from the issuing laboratory. Children aged 6 years and below are exempt from testing.

Until 13 August 2021, all passengers arriving from Egypt or Ethiopia must have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result issued within the last 72 hours before departure and are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

Passengers travelling from or who have visited Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America within the last 14 days are not permitted to transit Sudan with onward connections to Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first degree relatives and domestic workers under Saudi citizen sponsorship when travelling together, health workers and diplomats.

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.

Tanzania

Last updated: 01 July 2021

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?

PCR test for Tanzania

All passengers must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to children below 5 years.

All passengers arriving from India, South Africa, Uganda, DRC Congo, the United Kingdom, the United State of America, Peru, Brazil, the Philippines or Indonesia will undergo a rapid test on arrival at the cost of USD 25. Passengers have an option to pay for their rapid test upon arrival or pre-book online via https://zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz.

All passengers must complete a Traveler's Surveillance form at https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz within 24 hours of arrival and present it to the Port Health Authorities. 

Passengers may be subject to additional COVID-19 test on arrival at their own cost. If the test result is positive, non-residents will be required to isolate for 14 days in government-designated hotel at their own expense. Returning residents will be allowed to self-isolate at home.Passports and passport replacing documents of all visitors must contain at least 1 unused visa page.

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: 01 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Uganda
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers travelling for tourism purposes must have a confirmed safari/tour activity with a registered tour operator.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Uganda

Citizens of Uganda and expatriates with a residence permit in Uganda can book to travel on this flight. Passengers travelling for tourism purposes must have a confirmed safari/tour activity with a registered tour operator to be accepted on this flight. All visitors must have a confirmed return or onward flight ticket.

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an authorised laboratory in the country of origin. The test must be taken no more than 120 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 3 years are exempt from this requirement.

Effective from 03 July 2021 all passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 3 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers travelling from or who have transited through India in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Uganda. This does not apply to citizens of Uganda returning home after medical treatment in India.

Passengers travelling from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be subject to a further PCR test on arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and are asymptomatic.

Passengers and crew members arriving with high temperature will be subjected to testing and quarantined at their own cost.

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: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Afghanistan
  • 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?

Effective from 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Afghanistan must present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to children under 8 years old or DFS flights. Dubai transit PCR validity requirements apply.

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.

Kazakhstan

Last updated: 15 June 2021

Who can travel

  • citizens of Kazakhstan
  • residents of Kazakhstan who have stayed out of Kazakhstan for a minimum of 30 days
  • citizens of the United Arab Emirates with a normal valid passport who are travelling directly from the UAE are eligible to stay in Kazakhstan for 30 days.
  • spouses, parents and children of citizens and residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed out of Kazakhstan for a minimum of 30 days
  • citizens of Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, The Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, the Netherlands, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members
  • passengers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan authorities and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  • passengers travelling as students with an original invitation letter from an educational institution of Kazakhstan
  • passengers travelling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Please note that citizens of India are not permitted to enter the country.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers should present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in English, Kazakh or Russian no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to arrival to Kazakhstan. Citizens and residents of Kazakhstan with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Kazakhstan and children below 5 years old accompanied by parent/guardian holding a valid negative certificate are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers will be subject to medical screening and quarantine on arrival to Kazakhstan.

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.

Kyrgyzstan

Last updated: 27 July 2021

Who can travel

  • Citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • Citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Immediate family members of the citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • Passengers who hold a permanent residence permit issued by Kyrgyzstan
  • Citizens of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, The United Kingdom and Uzbekistan
  • Diplomatic passport holders having prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan
  • Passengers travelling as students with a certificate from a higher education institution in Kyrgyzstan

*Subject to entry requirements.

Citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can obtain a visa on arrival.

Citizens of Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tunisia with a valid residence permit issued by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival for tourism for up to one month. They must hold a valid return ticket. 

With immediate effect until further notice, Tajikistan citizens are not allowed to enter, exit or transit through Kyrgyzstan. This travel restriction does not apply to:

  • Citizens of Tajikistan returning to their homeland.
  • Employees of diplomatic missions of Tajikistan and their family members
  • Employees of diplomatic missions of foreign states.
  • Employees of international organizations and their family members, as well as officials of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (with the prior approval of the competent authorities of Kyrgyzstan).

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All passengers, including citizens of Kyrgyzstan, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure or COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completed doses) issued in paper or digital format. This does not apply to children below 6 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Visa on arrival

Passengers who require a visa to enter the country can either apply through the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in their country of departure or obtain an e-visa from evisa.e-gov.kg/ prior to travelling.

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.

Tajikistan

Last updated: 28 October 2020

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?

Rapid COVID-19 test required to travel

All passengers travelling from Dubai to Tajikistan will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test (not a PCR COVID-19 test) before the flight. You'll need to get a negative result and a “fit to travel” sticker on your passport to be accepted for travel. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure.

Testing facility details:

Where: Al Nasr Football Club, Oud Metha street
When: 08:00 - 13:00 (including Fridays and Saturdays)
Type of test: Rapid COVID-19 test (not a PCR COVID-19 test)
Cost: Free of charge
Documents required: Passport and flydubai booking confirmation or you will be unable to take the test

Please keep the “fit to travel” sticker on your passport until you reach your destination, without it, you will not be accepted for travel.

If you have further questions, please contact our Customer Centre on +971 600 54 44 45.

PCR test result required for transit passengers

All passengers transiting through Dubai to Tajikistan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to arrival. Children under the age of 3 are exempt from testing.

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: 22 April 2021

Who can travel

  • Open to citizens and residents of Uzbekistan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Please note that the facility to transit in Uzbekistan without a visa is suspended.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Uzbekistan are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Russian no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Uzbekistan. Children under the age of 2 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers travelling from the UAE should get the test result from one of the below laboratories:

  • Abu Dhabi Healthcare Company (SEHA)
  • Dubai Hospital
  • Latifa Hospital for Women and Children
  • Burjeel hospital
  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC)
  • Al Futtaim Health Hub
  • Mediclinic City Hospital
  • Thumbay Hospital
  • Agiomix
  • Al Jalila Hospital

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.

 

Europe

Albania

Last updated: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers with a valid residence permit issued by the United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days. The maximum stay is granted within 180 days. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the arrival date. Passengers without a return or onward ticket could be refused to enter Albania.

What do you need to travel?

There are no PCR requirements to travel to Albania.

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.

Armenia

Last updated: 23 May 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Armenia
  • 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?

PCR test on arrival to Armenia

All passengers travelling to Armenia are required to:

  • take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at their own cost; or
  • have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken within 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued in Armenian, English or Russian and should include the name and contact details of the issuing lab with a stamp and signature. Infants below 11 months are exempt from this requirement; or
  • provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (2 doses) with the second vaccine completed 14 days before arrival. The certificate should include the full contact details of the issuing lab, along with a signature and stamp. Passengers can present a vaccination certificate using a mobile application or a printed copy of the mobile application using a protected QR code.

Passengers arriving without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the last vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine. This does not apply to infants younger than 1 year.

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.

Austria

Last updated: 08 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter Austria. This does not apply to:
  • Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • Residents of Austria.

What do you need to travel?

Residents of Austria and citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland arriving from or have been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. They are also subject to a 10-day quarantine.

All passengers must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; OR
  • take a test within 24 hours after arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; OR
  • a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 90 days before arrival; OR
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days ago, and they also received the second dose; OR
    • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; OR
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine at most 270 days before arrival if they were tested positive at least 21 days before the vaccination.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.
  • Passengers who arrive from or have been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days.

Passengers must complete a "Pre-Travel-Clearance" and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://entry.ptc.gv.at. This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or Vietnam with:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; OR
  • a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; OR
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 90 days before arrival; OR
    • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days ago and they also received the second dose; OR
    • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; OR
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine at most 270 days before arrival if they were tested positive at least 21 days before the vaccination.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult;
  • Passengers who arrive from or have been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days.

The COVID-19 test requirements do not apply to passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult.

Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors between 12 and 18 years old. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017.

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.

Azerbaijan

Last updated: 25 July 2021

Who can travel?

Until 01 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • Citizens of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, Israel, Qatar, Russia, Turkey, the USA and the United Kingdom.
  • Residents of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES*, Azerbaijan, Bahrain** and Qatar**.

*UAE resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 185 days on arrival. 
**Qatar and Bahrain resident visa must be valid for a minimum of 95 days on arrival.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

All passengers must also have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan. This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.

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: 07 May 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens and residents of Belarus
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers with a diplomatic or service passport

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All Passengers must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 3 days before arrival. The test certificate must be in Belarusian, English or Russian and it must be printed and accompanied by a printed certified translation. This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and residents of Belarus
  • Passengers with a diplomatic or service passport
  • Passengers who are younger than 6 years
  • Citizens of the Russian Federation traveling in transit by land or air within 24 hours through the territory of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation.

Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 10 days if arriving from a country listed at http://minzdrav.gov.by/ru/dlya-belorusskikh-grazhdan/strany-krasnoy-zony.php

Additionally, all passengers must complete the health declaration form prior to arrival. For more information please visit https://gpk.gov.by/covid-19/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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 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 test result required

Until 31 August 2021, passengers arriving from European countries must have:

  • a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test; or
  • a Rapid Antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (2 doses) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (one dose) taken at least fourteen days before arrival, if the given vaccine is in a single dose; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most from day 14 and day 180 from the day of arrival.

Passengers arriving from other countries must have:

  • a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (2 doses) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (one dose) taken at least fourteen days before arrival, if the given vaccine is in a single dose; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most from day 14 and day 180 from the day of arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their children younger than 18 years and spouses
  • citizens of Montenegro, the Republic of Croatia, and the Republic of Serbia, when they enter Bosnia and Herzegovina directly from the country of which they are citizens, as well as their children and spouses who are citizens of other countries,
  • crew and cabin crew of the aircraft whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • diplomatic and consular staff and staff of international organizations traveling on duty who, upon entering Bosnia and Herzegovina, must possess and present an appropriate valid passport,
  • civil protection services and teams when their entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina is urgent and immediate,
  • members of military forces of nato states and other states which participate in the partnership for peace, Nato hq members and EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Heads of State and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure have been announced to the border police through diplomatic channels or through protocols of the competent BiH authority,
  • foreign citizens transiting through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the purpose of returning to the country of residence, without retention on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • minors whose parent is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as a foreign citizen who is the spouse of a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • children under the age of 7 traveling accompanied by a parent or guardian, if the parent or guardian has a negative PCR test or rapid SARS-COV-2 virus antigen test, or vaccination certificate or confirmation that he has overcome the disease COVID-19. 
  • aliens with approved temporary or permanent residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, if they return to Bosnia and Herzegovina after leaving and staying only in Croatia, Montenegro, Croatia, or Serbia, provided that the total stay in these countries did not last longer than 48 hours from leaving the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is proven by the imprint of the exit or entry stamp in the travel document of the alien. 

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.

Bulgaria

Last updated: 29 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens of Bulgaria and their family members
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Citizens of the Member States of European Union (EU), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, countries of The Schengen Agreement (San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican City State) and members of their families (including persons actually living with them); citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, Belarus and Turkey
  • Persons with the status of permanent, long-term residence on the territory of Bulgaria and the members of their families; persons holding a Bulgarian long-stay visa type "D", as well as persons holding a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or in a Schengen country (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City State) and their family members
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Bulgaria
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport travelling on duty, and their family members
  • Passengers with an Alien's passport issued by Estonia and Latvia
  • Passengers travelling as students
  • Deadheading crew
  • Military personnel

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to nationals and permanent residents of Bulgaria, and their family members.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia must present:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, written in Latin characters; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival, written in Latin characters.

This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • merchant seamen;
  • students residing in and arriving from Greece, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Turkey

Passengers arriving from a country other than Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, France, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See)  or Zambia, must present: 

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or 
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • nationals and permanent residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • merchant seamen;
  • students arriving from Greece, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Turkey;
  • minors younger than 13 years. 

More details can be found at: www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/07/19/rd-01-597_en_final.pdf

Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See),  with:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. More details can be found at: www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/07/19/rd-01-597_en_final.pdf
  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members, arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zambia), with:
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival
  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members arriving from a country other than Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, France, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See)  or Zambia, with:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and and Sputnik V; or
    • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or 
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. 

For more details on COVID-19 entry regulations please visit https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2021/06/09/order_01-416_final_en.pdf

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.

Czech Republic

Last updated: 29 July 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are allowed to enter the Czech Republic:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members;
  • citizens of Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Serbia, Singapore, Thailand and the USA;
  • passengers with a Republic of China (Taiwan) passport;
  • passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • citizens of the United Kingdom with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden and their family members;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA and Vatican City (Holy See) if arriving from these countries;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty;
  • spouses of citizens of the United Kingdom residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership;
  • passengers younger than 21 years who are children of citizens of the United Kingdom residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent's residence permit;
  • passengers who are unmarried partners of citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA member states residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a D visa issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a C visa issued by the Czech Republic after 11 May 2020.

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • citizens of the Czech Republic;
  • citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result 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 6 years;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken at most 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital COVID-19 certificate (EU DCC), showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and
    • issued at least 14 days before arrival; and
    • issued in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See). More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Israel or the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA member state, at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival, in Czech or English;
  • passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.

Passengers arriving from any country other than Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao (SAR China), Malawi, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Thailand, Tunisia, the USA,  the Vatican City (Holy See), Zambia or Zimbabwe must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic holding a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Israel or the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC), showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; and
    • issued at least 14 days before arrival; and
    • issued in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See). More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA member state at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by the Czech Republic;
  • passengers with an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
  • passengers younger than 21 years who are children of citizens of the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • spouses of citizens of the Czech Republic and their children younger than 21 years. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • passengers arriving from Madeira (Portugal).

Also all passengers must complete and present the Public Health Passenger Locator form before boarding.

This does not apply to:

  • Children younger than 6 years.
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.

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

For more information about the latest entry requirements of the Czech Republic please visit: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

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.

Finland

Last updated: 03 March 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to travel on this flight:

  • Citizens of Finland and their family members
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland
  • Partners of citizens or residents of Finland
  • Passengers arriving from Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand, when arriving from Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand
  • Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members, residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence
  • Residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence
  • Passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
  • Military personnel

For more information please visit https://www.finentry.fi/

All passengers are subject to COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival in Finland. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before arrival in Finland
  • Passengers with a doctor’s certificate that passenger had the COVID-19 disease within the last 6 months
  • Passengers that are transferring from an international to an international flight

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.

Georgia

Last updated: 20 June 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Georgia;
  • spouses and children under 18 years of citizens of Georgia;
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates;
  • citizens of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland Portugal, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the USA, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, if arriving from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Uzbekistan;
  • residents of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the USA, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates, if arriving from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Uzbekistan;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate must be in English.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

All citizens and residents of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom when entering Georgia from the same country on a direct or transit flight via a third country must have a COVID-19 PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Georgia or hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completion of two doses). Children under the age of 10 years are exempted from submitting a negative PCR test prior to arrival in Georgia. PCR certificate and COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be in Georgian, English or Russian.

Passengers entering Georgia with a COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test on the 3rd day after entering Georgia at their own expense. Additionally, they must complete the online registration form and present the confirmation email at check-in.

Citizens of all other countries including passengers with Georgian residency permit travelling from any other country must hold a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (completion of two doses). COVID-19 PCR certificates are not permitted to enter Georgia.

Passengers entering Georgia with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate must complete the self-declaration form.

Georgian citizens without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or do not who hold a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (completion of two doses) will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for 8 days or undergo a COVID-19  PCR test on the 3rd day after entering Georgia at their own expense. If a PCR test is not taken after the 3rd day after arrival, they will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for 8 days.

Passengers could be subject to a quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US.

All passengers travelling from or who have visited India in the last 14 days, regardless of citizenship and if holding a vaccination certificate against COVID-19 (2 does), must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from a test taken in the last 72 hours prior to their visit to Georgia and undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at their own expense.

Passengers with a residence permit issued by Saudi Arabia must have an official English translation of the residence permit.

Indian students with an approval for study in Georgia departing from India are permitted to enter Georgia only when travelling on a special direct charter flight. Indian students with approval for study in Georgia departing from India on a direct or indirect commercial flight will be not permitted to enter.

More details can be found at https://stopcov.ge/en and https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US.

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.

Greece

Last updated: 16 July 2021

Who can travel?

Until 22 July 2021 only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Greece:

  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates;
  • citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and their family members;
  • citizens and residents of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep), Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and the United States of America;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Greece. A certificate of application for renewal of a residence permit is not accepted, except if the certificate of application is referring to a spouse or a family member of a citizen of Greece or an EU country;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
  • passengers with a long term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • merchant seamen;
  • military personnel;
  • students.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers travelling to Greece must present:

  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 30 day after being tested positive. The certificate is considered valid for at least 2 months and at most 9 months after the initial positive result; or
  • a positive COVID-19 antigen, PCR or RT-PCR test result issued at least 30 days after having tested positive. The test result is considered valid for at least 2 months and at most 9 months after the initial positive result.

All documents must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian and the passenger's name must match the name in the passport. More details can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/.

This requirement does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • citizens and residents of Montenegro.

Citizens and residents of Montenegro, excluding children younger than 12 years, must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The passenger's name in the test result must match the name in the passport; and
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

Passengers must also complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at https://travel.gov.gr/ not later than the day before arrival in Greece. A confirmation email or a QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Families can be accepted with one joint confirmation e-mail or a unique QR code.

Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival and self-isolation for up to 14 days.

More details can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/.

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.

Hungary

Last updated: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Hungary:

  • citizens of Hungary and their family members;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days;
  • passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary;
  • passengers entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to reach their final destination;
  • passengers travelling on business;
  • passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result from a test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate;
  • passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Bahrain, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey or Ukraine and children under 18 years accompanied by them.

Passengers could be subject to medical screening and a 10-day quarantine on arrival.

More details can be found at https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19.

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.

Italy (NAP)

Last updated: 28 July 2021

Passengers travelling on COVID‑19 tested flights from Dubai (DXB) to Naples (NAP) are allowed to enter Italy for tourism purposes from any point of origin except Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India without the need to quarantine on arrival subject to meeting the visa and passport requirements and the following.

Before departure

  • Passengers must present a negative COVID‑19 test (PCR or antigen) report from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Passengers must complete the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) (euplf.eu). Upon completion of the form, a QR code will be generated which must be presented at check‑in, on paper or as a digital copy, at the point of original departure, before a boarding pass is issued.
  • Passengers will be subject to a mandatory molecular (RT-PCR) or antigen swab test on arrival at their own cost. The cost of the test will be EUR 20-30, depending on the lab service fees. The fees can be paid in cash or credit card. The pre-registration and payment can be done through www.duty-health.com. To proceed with the registration, please select “HUB FLYDUBAI” from the drop-down menu and complete your personal details as required (excluding tax code/health card).

Exemptions

  • Arriving passengers who have an onward flight to another Schengen country or operating crew members are exempt from the rapid testing on arrival.
  • Infants up to 2 years old are exempt from COVID‑19 testing requirements.

Passengers travelling from India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka

Until 30 July 2021, passengers who have been to or have transited through India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Italy. Citizens of foreign countries will not be allowed entry to Italy even if they have a valid resident permit.

Exceptions

  • Citizens of Italy with an Italian passport who are also residents of Italy may return provided they complete the following requirements:
    • Present a negative COVID‑19 PCR or antigen test report from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
    • Undergo COVID‑19 testing on arrival.
    • Complete a 10-day quarantine at a designated hotel.
  • Passengers holding a specific authorisation to enter Italy issued by the health authorities.
Malta

Last updated: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 11 March 2021. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Malta;
  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See). They must have been in one of these countries for at least 14 days before departure;
  • passengers arriving on humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights;
  • merchant seamen.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to an antigen test and quarantine upon arrival. 

Merchant seamen must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate with test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

Passengers could be subject to a self-quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, all passengers should complete a "Public Health Travel Declaration Form" and "Passenger Locator Form" found at https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/ and must be presented upon arrival.

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.

Montenegro

Last updated: 04 July 2021

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.

All passengers travelling to Montenegro must present one of the following:

  • a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a positive serological IgG antibodies test result issued at most 30 days before arrival; or
  • a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival and a recovery certificate specifying that the passenger is not contagious; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Montenegro;
  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers who in the past 15 days have only been in Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), the Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine or the USA.

Citizens and residents of Montenegro without one of the following are subject to self-isolation for 14 days. 

  • a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary; or
  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a positive serological IgG antibodies test result issued at most 30 days before arrival; or
  • a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival and a recovery certificate specifying that the passenger is not contagious; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers who in the past 15 days have only been in Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), the Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine or the USA.

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.

Poland

Last updated: 29 July 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to travel on this flight:

  • citizens and residents of Poland;
  • spouses and children of citizens of Poland;
  • passengers under the constant care of citizens of Poland;
  • citizens of Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
  • spouses and children of the citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport;
  • citizens and residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Thailand and Tunisia;
  • passengers with a permanent residence permit or a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom and their spouses and children, returning via Poland to their country of residence;
  • passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • merchant seamen traveling on duty;
  • passengers travelling as students;
  • passengers with a Polish Card (Karta Polaka).

What do you need to travel?

All passengers arriving in Poland could be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Effective from 17 July 2021, all passengers must complete the Passenger locator form at https://aplikacje.gov.pl and present it to the authorities on arrival.

Passengers travelling from outside the Schengen Area and the European Economic Area arriving in Poland could be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Exemptions: Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival with one of the approved vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech.

A list of all quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations.

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.

Romania

Last updated: 25 July 2021

All non-EU member country citizens will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 4 years;
  • passengers with a consular, diplomatic, official, service or special passport travelling on duty and their family members;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, if the passenger received the last vaccine dose at least 10 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate;
  • passengers with a test proving presence of IgG antibodies taken at most 14 days before arrival;
  • merchant seamen.

Passengers who take a PCR test on day 10 will be permitted to leave quarantine if the test result is negative.

Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 13 March 2021.

All passengers must present a completed Passenger locator form upon arrival. The form can be found at https://www.tarom.ro/sites/default/files/u1348/passenger_form_romania-_ro.pdf or https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start.

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.

Russia

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following passengers can book to travel on this flight:

  • citizens of Russia and their family members
  • permanent residents of Russia
  • citizens of the United Arab Emirates if arriving on a direct flight from their country of nationality
  • residents of the United Arab Emirates if arriving on a direct flight from their country of residence
  • citizens of Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Mexico, North Macedonia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Venezuela and Vietnam, if arriving on a direct flight from their country of nationality;
  • residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Mexico, North Macedonia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Venezuela and Vietnam, if arriving on a direct flight from their country of residency.
  • students with a written approval issued by their university. The approval must have been submitted to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Fed. by the university.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling or transiting via Russia must present a negative COVID-19 antigen rapid test or a PCR test issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted. This does not apply to citizens of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan arriving from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan arriving from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must have a green QR code obtained in the app 'Traveling without COVID-19'.

Additionally, citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan travelling to Russia should download and register in the ‘COVID-19 Free Travel’ app.

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

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

Please note that e-visa issuance is currently suspended.

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.

Serbia

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Serbia
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card
  • 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 test result required to travel

All passengers must hold a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Slovenia.
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card.
  • Children younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household.
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival.
  • Passengers arriving from the United States of America.
  • Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and North Macedonia (Rep.) if arriving from their country of nationality;
  • Passengers travelling on a business trip with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Czech Republic or the United Arab Emirates. More details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.
  • Military personnel traveling on duty.

Citizens and residents of Serbia without a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to home quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro or North Macedonia (Rep.);
  • Passengers younger than 12 years;
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
  • Airline crew;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Serbia. The passenger must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria).

Passengers arriving from the USA must hold a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival, or a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. Passengers could be subject to 10 days quarantine. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Slovenia.
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card.
  • Children younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household.
  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Czech Republic or the United Arab Emirates. More details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.
  • Military personnel traveling on duty.

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the Serbian authorities do not need a negative COVID-19 test result.

Citizens of Slovenia travelling to Belgrade must present a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Slovenia showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after infection. This doesn't apply to:

  • Passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival.
  • Passengers younger than 16 years. They must be accompanied by an immediate family member.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates. More details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.
  • Military personnel traveling on duty.

Passengers arriving from India, excluding citizens of Serbia, must:

  • present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours prior to arrival; OR 
  • present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; OR
  • present a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 6 months, after the positive COVID-19 test was issued; 
  • undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine for 7 days on arrival;
  • present a registration confirmation obtained after completing the “Foreigners Surveillance Registration" at www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs; AND 
  • sign a "Statement of consent" which can be found at www.batut.org.rs/download/aktuelno/STATEMENTOFCONSENT09072021engl.pdf.

Passengers could be subject to a 10-day quarantine. For more details, please check https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-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.

Slovenia

Last updated: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

Entry to Slovenia is open to all passengers subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival could be subject to a 10-day quarantine. This does not apply to:
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 RAT or PCR test result issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
    • the first dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) or Covishield at least 21 days before arrival; or
    • the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before arrival; or
    • the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or
    • the second dose of Moderna, Sputnik V, Sinovac or Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival.

More details can be found at https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/.

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.

Turkey

Last updated: 30 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

All flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka are suspended until further notice.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers arriving from or who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days must submit a negative PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. All passengers will be quarantined for 14 days in government-designated quarantine facilities. All expenses for accommodation and transfers from the airport will be borne by passengers. Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test on day 14 and with a negative test report the quarantine will be lifted.

All passengers arriving from or who have been in Afghanistan or Pakistan in the last 14 days must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and are subject to quarantine for 10 days at dormitories or quarantine hotels determined by the authorities. All expenses for accommodation and transfers from the airport will be borne by passengers. Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test on day 7 and with a negative test report the quarantine will be lifted.

Passengers arriving from Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Passengers arriving from countries other than Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore and are holding a vaccination certificate confirming that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arriving in Turkey AND/OR a proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result, are exempt from providing COVID-19 PCR negative test result and quarantine requirements.

Passengers who are not holding a vaccination certificate AND/OR a proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result, must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival OR a rapid antigen test report with negative result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. 

Passengers are subject to PCR tests upon arrival in Turkey.

Citizens of Turkey, who have certified that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in Turkey AND/OR they have a proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result and those who submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival OR a rapid antigen test report with negative result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival will be allowed to enter Turkey.

These requirements are not applicable for:

  • passengers transiting / transferring via Turkey;
  • flight operating crew;
  • passengers younger than 6 years.
  • merchant seamen.

Until 14 September 2021, all passengers travelling to Turkey must complete Traveller Entry Form and present it at check-in and upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

All passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. For more details, please visit https://www.hssgm.gov.tr/Covid19Tedbirleri.

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.

Ukraine

Last updated: 12 July 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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to Ukraine must present:

  • a PCR test issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • express Antigen test SARS-CoV-2 taken at most 72 hours before arrival; 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 and must include:
    • Full customer’s name/surname, date of birth, gender, citizenship
    • Customer’s signature (or guardian if impossible);
    • Vaccine name;
    • Dates of injections;
    • The name of the manufacturer and series of production;
    • The name of the disease against which was performed a course of vaccination;
    • Signature and stamp of the doctor who implemented vaccination. 

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 must have 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.

All passengers arriving from India, Portugal, Russia or the United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival and those arriving from or who have stayed at least seven days in the past 14 days in India, Portugal, Russia or the United Kingdom could be subject to self-isolation.

Citizens and residents of Ukraine are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival and could be subject to quarantine.

E-visas can be obtained before departure at http://evisa.mfa.gov.ua and the passenger must have a printed copy of the e-visa confirmation.

Passengers travelling to Turkey via Ukraine should hold valid documents to enter Ukraine when travelling with baggage. There is a no-interline agreement in place with Turkish Airlines or Pegasus Airlines to transfer baggage. Therefore, passengers must clear immigration, collect their baggage and check in with their onward carrier.

Please note that flights from Kyiv (KBP) to Minsk (MSQ) have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

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: 07 July 2021

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.

Effective from 05 July 2021, passengers travelling from or who have been in Botswana, India, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, South Africa or Tunisia in the last 15 days are not permitted to enter Bangladesh. This does not apply to citizens of Bangladesh returning to Bangladesh. They must hold an approval to return from the Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh in the country of departure. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day institutional quarantine at a government-nominated hotel at their own expense. A hotel booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling on this flight to Bangladesh 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. Children below the age of 10 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers travelling from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Uruguay could be subject to a 14-days home or institutional quarantine at a government-nominated hotel at their own expense as per the following:

  • Passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (2 doses) holding a vaccination certificate will be required to undergo home quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
  • Passengers who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine at a government-nominated facility or hotel at their own expense. Booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in.

Passengers arriving from any other country will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine providing they do not break their journey in any country listed above. However, if any COVID-19 symptoms are detected/observed on arrival, passengers will be sent to a government-authorised hospital for further check-up or, depending on the nature/intensity of the symptoms, will be sent to isolation at government-nominated facility or a hotel at their own expense.

Passengers are permitted to transit via any country to Dhaka, providing they hold all the required enter requirement and:

  • Have not been in Botswana, India, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, South Africa or Tunisia in the last 15 days. This does not apply to passengers transiting through these countries. 
  • Do not break their journey in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Uruguay.

Visa on arrival facilities have been suspended. If required, passengers need to hold a pre-arranged visa to enter Bangladesh.

All passengers must complete and present a printed copy of the Health declaration form upon arrival to Bangladesh. The form can be downloaded at https://dghs.gov.bd/images/docs/Notice/Notice_06_12_2020_HDF_BN.pdf.

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: 23 May 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of India;
  • Residents of India;
  • Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan;
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet
  • Passengers with a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card;
  • Passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas (Type T)) issued by India;
  • Passengers with an e-visa (excluding tourists e-visa) issued by India;
  • Passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

  • All international passengers, including children and infants, must present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • All passengers must download the Aarogya setu app on their mobile devices.
  • Passengers must also complete and present a printed copy of the self-declaration form, upload the negative PCR test result and complete the contact details and address before departure at https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/allairports.
  • Passengers should hold 25 USD or equivalent to 2,000 INR to pay for the mandatory COVID molecular tests on arrival.
  • All passengers must download the Aarogya setu app on their mobile devices.
  • Passengers travelling to India from the UAE must make sure that their negative COVID-19 PCR test result is issued by an authorised laboratory in the UAE. PCR test result certificates issued from any other country will not be accepted for travel.
  • All passengers, except for passengers holding a valid vaccination certificate, could be subject to a quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf

Foreign citizens with international connections from any airport of India are required to hold a pre-approval from the connecting airline prior to departure from their originating point. If pre-approval can’t be obtained, passengers must hold a valid visa (not a tourist visa) to enter India and follow the PCR requirements and state regulations.

Foreign citizens with domestic onward connections must hold a valid India visa and follow the PCR and state quarantine regulations. Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan are exempt from this requirement.

For travel to Mumbai (BOM)

  • Passengers who have completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and hold a valid Vaccination Certificate are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Mumbai. They must hold a printed negative PCR certificate taken 72 hours before departure. The PCR certificate must be uploaded during the completion of the Self-Declaration form (SDF) on the online Air Suvidha portal https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/allairports before departure

Additional requirement for travel to Bengaluru (BLR)

  • All passengers travelling on this flight are required to present two (2) copies of the self-declaration form.

Additional requirement for travel to Hyderabad (HYD)

Additional requirement for travel to Chennai (MAA)

  • All passengers travelling on this flight are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate.
  • All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the e-pass prior to check-in. The e-pass can be applied for on https://eregister.tnega.org/.

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.

Maldives

Last updated: 18 July 2021

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?

Entry requirements

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Infants under the age of 1 year are exempt from this requirement. The test result certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport, name and address of the testing laboratory, type of PCR test taken, date of test taken and the result.

The PCR test result may be presented in paper or electronic form.

Passengers who have been in transit for more than 24 hours must redo the COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure to Male’ (MLE). The certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and the name and address of the testing laboratory.

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.

Required documents

All passengers are required to complete health declaration form 24 hours before departure at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/. The QR code must be presented at the time of check-in and on arrival in the Maldives.

If you are travelling on a connecting flight from Male’ (MLE), you must check that the respective borders are open. Foreign citizens with a special government approval should hold a valid document issued by the government authority and will be required to obtain an OKTB (Ok to board) by the airline who will transport the passenger to the final destination from Male’ (MLE).

Quarantine

The following categories of passengers are required to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days in their place of residency or work:

  • Special visa holders who will stay in the Maldives for more than 7 days
  • Business visa holders who will stay in the Maldives for more than 7 days
  • Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
  • Citizens of Maldives and work visa holders
Except for the passengers traveling from the restricted countries listed above, all passengers who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Word Health Organization or the required dose(s) of vaccines approved by the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority or any other competent authority of the respective state and at least 14 days have passed after the second dose or required dose(s) are exempt from the home quarantine requirement.

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: 30 June 2021

All passengers booked to travel on one of the special approved flights must hold the following documents:

  • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert or Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAAT) test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. The test result must either be issued by a government-recognised laboratory or have a bar code/QR code or a photo of the passenger. This does not apply to children under the age of 5 years. 
  • complete the International traveller form (CCMC) at https://ccmc.gov.np/ before departure and present a printed copy of the form with a barcode at check-in prior to be accepted on board. 

Pre-paid quarantine on arrival

All passengers must hold a confirmed hotel booking for 7 days on arrival in Nepal. The booking should be made at their own cost in one of the listed approved hotels via https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/attachments/Quarantine_HotelsList.pdf.

Exemptions from quarantine

Passengers listed below are exempt from hotel quarantine on arrival subject to providing supporting documentation. They will be subject to a 10-day home/self- quarantine on arrival.

  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with completed required doses. 
  • Passengers travelling for emergency purposes will be required to take an antigen test on arrival and present a negative result. 
  • Ill health passengers and passengers with disabilities and their care-givers will be required to take an antigen test on arrival and present a negative result.  
  • Passengers over 70 years old and children under the age of 5 years with their parents or guardians.
  • Government employees, security personnel, diplomats and their family members returning to Nepal, and individuals/volunteers involved in rescue missions for citizens of Nepal stranded abroad. 
  • Expats being returned to Nepal due to deportation/amnesty program. They will be subject to a 7-day hotel quarantine under the government of Nepal.

All passengers will be subject to further PCR tests on the 7th and 11th day after arrival. 

Visa on arrival facilities are suspended. Passengers must obtain a pre-arranged visa prior to travel. 

For further information and exemptions please visit www.immigration.gov.np.

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: 15 June 2021

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.

Until further notice, all passengers who travelling from or who have stayed in the following countries in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter Pakistan without an approval from competent authorities of Pakistan: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Maldives, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay. This does not apply to citizens of Pakistan with a valid Pakistani passport, foreign citizens with a valid CNIC, NICOP & POC, passengers who have transited through these countries without leaving the airport and passengers who hold a special permission issued by PCAA.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Pakistan

All passengers travelling to Pakistan must present the original negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate (copies are not allowed) from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children under the age of 12 years, passengers with disabilities, and high-level international delegates (to be declared by MoH & NCOC) are exempt from this requirement.

All passenger who are intended to travel to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates or Bahrain must hold a negative RT-PCR test result conducted by an authorized laboratory only.

Passengers will be subject to an antigen test on arrival, if negative, passengers will need to undergo a 10-day self-isolation at home. If positive, passengers will be quarantined in an approved facility at their own cost. Further PCR tests will be taken on the 8th day.

All diplomatic travelers and their family members must present:

  • a negative RT-PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure; 
  • preferably a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Passengers who are not holding the COVID-19 vaccination certificates will be subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival. If the test result is negative, passengers will be exempted from the mandatory home quarantine requirement while positive tested passengers will be subject to mandatory home quarantine.
  • diplomat travelers and their family members holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or proof of vaccination may also choose to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival. Passengers who do not choose to undergo rapid antigen testing upon arrival will be subjected to mandatory home quarantine with a PCR test conducted on day 2 and day 8 of the quarantine.

All passengers must also download the Pass Track App, complete all the required details and present a printed copy of the form at check-in. Alternatively, the form can be completed and printed through the website https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/login. The printed copy of the form will be required to be accepted on board. Children under the age of 12 years, passengers with disabilities, and high-level international delegates (to be declared by MoH & NCOC) are exempt from this requirement.

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

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.

Sri Lanka

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

Passengers who have been in or transited through Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Sri Lanka.

Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter Sri Lanka. They must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result certificate must be issued by an approved lab in the country of origin and must display a QR code or a barcode. Antigen tests are not permitted.

From 00:01 on 01 July 2021 until 23:59 on 31 July 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days and arrival PCR test on day 1.

Passengers are subject to meeting the entry requirements.

Tourists and visitors travelling to Sri Lanka

All tourists must hold approved valid Electronic Travel Authority ETA.

A confirmed hotel booking in one of the ‘Safe and Secure Level 1’ Sri Lankan Government approved hotels must be obtained prior to making a booking. For bookings, passengers need to refer to respective hotel sites.

All foreign nationals, including children and infants, arriving in Sri Lanka must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in English. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Passengers under the age of 12 years will only be exempt from PCR testing after arrival.

Passengers are required to pre-pay for further mandatory COVID-19 PCR tests taken during their stay in Sri Lanka and hold a mandatory COVID-19 insurance cover. Children under 2 years are exempted from PCR testing. These costs are included in the accommodation charges applied by the “Safe and Secure Level 1” approved hotels.

  • For stays, less than 5 days – Only one pre-paid PCR test is required on arrival.
  • For stays, over 5 to 14 days – Two pre-paid PCR tests are required.

Once the hotel booking is confirmed, the hotel will issue a reference number which is required during the ETA visa application process at www.eta.gov.lk.

All passengers must complete and present the health declaration form upon arrival.

Citizens and residents of Sri Lanka travelling to Sri Lanka

Passengers starting their journey from the UAE do not require pre-approval.

Sri Lankan citizens, dual citizens who travel on their Sri Lankan passports or emergency travel documents, foreign spouses and unmarried foreign children of Sri Lankan citizens and Sri Lankan seafarers travelling by air and opting to pay for hotel quarantine do not require a pre-approval to return. The following types of passengers must hold a pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka (email: entry.permission@mfa.gov.lk):

  • Sri Lankan citizens/Dual citizens opting government quarantine;
  • Foreign nationals with Sri Lankan residence not opting tourist channel;
  • Foreigners arriving for projects/meetings invited by government or private agency (must hold landing endorsement/visa) and;
  • Foreign national seafarers

Citizens of Sri Lanka, including children and infants, must have a printed medical certificate in English with:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

Residents of Sri Lanka must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

All passengers must complete and present the indemnity form prior to travel and the health declaration form upon arrival.

Citizens and residents of Sri Lanka will need to undergo two PCR tests required by authorities of Sri Lanka. The first PCR test should be taken within 24 hours of arrival and the second PCR test should be taken on day 7 from arrival. Once the PCR test result is negative, passengers will be discharge from the hotel. Then passengers must undergo a mandatory home quarantine for the balance period till the completion of 14 days from arrival. The cost of both PCR tests along with mandatory hotel quarantine for 7-8 days on arrival will be at the passengers on own cost.

Passengers need to pay for the required PCR tests on arrival at their own expense directly to the hospital or hotel.

Hotel costs per day are:

  • sharing room LKR 7500 per day on a full board basis
  • single occupancy LKR 12500 per day on a full board basis

Transportation cost from the airport to the place of quarantine/hotel and any other incidental expenditure must be paid by the passenger.

The following category of passengers can either opt for pre-approval to return or follow the tourist entry requirements:

  • Sri Lankan holding dual citizenship provided they are holding both passports.
  • Foreign passport holders holding residence visa. Must hold prior approval from Sri Lanka Tourism through http://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/ if opting for a tourist pathway.
  • Sri Lankan passport holders with a spouse or close family member (child, father, mother) holding foreign passport accompanied together. The Foreign passport holder must hold ETA.
  • Sri Lankan Seafarers returning to Sri Lanka holding a valid Seaman Discharge Book and approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Quarantine Exemptions

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure are exempt from quarantine if the arrival PCR test results is negative. The vaccination certificate must be in English or with a certified translation to English.

More details can be found at https://www.epid.gov.lk/web/ or https://www.hpb.health.gov.lk/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.

 

Middle East

Egypt

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Egypt
  • 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?

RT-PCR test result required to travel

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt), Guyana, Italy (Rome), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New-Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow), Uruguay or Venezuela must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • passengers arriving directly at Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) or Taba (TCP);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela or Vietnam are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and could be subject to quarantine.

Passengers arriving in Alexandria (HBE) or Sohag (HMB) from countries not mentioned above need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued in English or Arabic. The test must be taken through nasal or oral swab no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The test result must have a stamp of the issuing laboratory or a QR code.

The above requirements don’t apply to:

  • children under the age of 6;
  • passengers arriving directly at Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) airport;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

Passengers arriving directly at Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) without a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense. The cost of the PCR test on arrival is USD 30 and must be paid in cash. Passengers will be required to self-isolate until a negative result is received. Passengers who test positive, will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own costs. This doesn’t apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. The accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The vaccination certificate must have a QR code.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

All passengers must present a completed "Public Health Card" upon arrival.

Transit flight connections are permitted via Alexandria. The maximum transit period permitted is 12 hours.

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.

Iran

Last updated: 26 July 2021

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?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

All passengers must hold a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure. The test result must be issued in English or approved by the consulate of Iran in the country of origin. This does not apply to children below the age of 8 years.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited for more than 4 hours through Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.

Passengers arriving from or who have transited for more than 4 hours through Argentina, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago or Tunisia are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers arriving from or who have transited through Lithuania with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. 

Passengers must complete a "Self-declaration form" before arrival and must complete a "Pledge form" which will be distributed on board.

Passengers can check the status of the e-visas issued by Iran online via https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/status/ or simply 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: 19 July 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). Also, all passengers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU). This does not apply to citizens of Iraq and passengers with a diplomatic passport.

**Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iraq

All passengers travelling on this flight need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in Arabic or English by an approved laboratory in the country of their departure no more than 72 hours prior to departure (the 72 hours validity will be calculated from the date and time of sample collection) and should be valid on arrival in Iraq. Children below the age of 12 years travelling to Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU) are exempt from this requirement. Children below the age of 10 years travelling with their parents to Basra(BSR), Baghdad (BGW) or Najaf (NJF) are exempt from this requirement.

Until further notice:

  • Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). 
  • Citizens of India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
  • Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU). This does not apply to citizens of Iraq and passengers with a diplomatic passport.
  • Citizens of Indonesia are not allowed to enter Iraq via Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).

Passengers transiting through Basra are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an authorised laboratory in the country of their departure no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

Effective from 31 May 2021, citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United States of America and the United Kingdom can obtain visa on arrival in Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) and Najaf (NJF). The visa fee is 105 USD.

Effective from 17 July 2021, citizens of GCC countries are permitted to travel to Baghdad (BGW) and Najaf (NJF) for Zeyarah season and obtain a visa on arrival for 7 days subject to meeting the below conditions:

Entry to Baghdad (BGW):

  • Must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Passengers must hold a return ticket.
  • Visa cost is 50 USD.

Entry to Najaf (NJF):

  • Must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Must have a confirmed booking in one of the listed hotels:
    • Qaser Aldur Hotel
    • Rebal Hotel
    • Qaser Altad Hotel
  • Must undergo further paid PCR test. The cost of the test is USD 60.
  • Visa cost is 50 USD.

Passengers travelling to Basra (BSR) must complete and have a printed copy of an Undertaking form prior to arrival.

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.

Israel

Last updated: 19 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Israel;
  • residents of Israel;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport with a diplomatic or an official ID card issued by the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel;
  • passengers with an A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B3 or B4 visa if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. They must not have been in or transited through Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa or Russia in the past 14 days;
  • passengers with an entry approval issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel.

Citizens of and passengers travelling from Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa and Turkey are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Israel arriving from these countries, including those vaccinated or recovered, will be subject to home isolation, except for passengers travelling on connecting flights who have been at the airport in one of these countries for less than 12 hours.  
  • passengers with a permit from the Population Authority or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued after the determining date 31/05/2021 or passengers travelling on connecting flights that have been at the airport in one of these countries for less than 12 hours and hold the Population Authority permit from 31/05/2021.

Foreigner citizens from the countries listed below who have a visa as specified are not required to confirm boarding: 

  • Citizens of Canada and United States of America holding an A1- A5, B1, B4 visas (Inter Visa) required or Israeli identify cards. 
  • European citizens not including Russia and Ukraine hold A1-A5 B1, B4 (Inter Visa required) or Israeli identity cards.
  • Citizens of Jordan and Egypt with visas A1-A5.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers who have stayed more than 72 hours in a country outside of Israel must hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR or Q-PCR test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. The test result must include the ID number or the passport number.

All passengers, excluding citizens and residents of Israel, must have a health insurance covering COVID-19 expenses.

All passengers, including citizens of Israel must complete the Entry statement form no more than 24 hours before the time of departure. After submission, passengers will receive an electronic approval obtained from the Ministry of Health. The approval must be presented at the time of check-in.

All passengers arriving in Israel are required to pay for the mandatory PCR test. The cost is ILS 80, if paid in advance, or ILS 100 upon arrival. Passengers can pay in advance during the completion of the Entry statement form at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/?utm_source=go.gov.il&utm_medium=referral.

All passengers arriving in Israel, including those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel, are subject to mandatory 24 hours home isolation or until a negative test result is received from the PCR test taken on arrival regardless of where they are traveling from. 

All passengers traveling from the below-listed countries are subject to 14 days of home isolation. Release from home isolation is permitted when the first mandatory test for all travelers is taken on arrival in Israel and a second test is taken on the 7th day of isolation with a negative result.

  • This does not apply to passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from COVID-19 in Israel providing they have not travelled from Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Uzbekistan.
  • This does not apply to passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered in Israel who have not travelled from Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Paraguay, Namibia, Seychelles, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • This does not apply to passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID -19 outside of Israel, when a positive result from a serologic test is taken on arrival.

Please note that connecting flights via Tel Aviv to a third country are not permitted.

Requirements on departure from Israel

All passengers, including citizens of Israel, are required to submit the outbound passenger statement form no more than 24 hours before the time of departure and present a printed copy of the form along with their ticket to enter the airport and check-in for the flight. After submission, passengers will be either cleared or refused to board the flight.

For more details, please visit https://www.gov.il/en/departments/air-travel-covid19-israel

You will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests - one no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai. You must present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at one of the laboratories listed here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.

After taking the COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. You will also need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority prior to arrival in Dubai.

Citizens and permanent residents of Israel are not permitted to travel to high COVID-19 risk countries without an approval from the Exemptions Committee.

If you are transiting in Dubai, you must hold a negative PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). You must also make sure that you can meet any transit and 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.

Jordan

Last updated: 15 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Jordan
  • Open to citizens and residents* of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Amman.

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to or transiting through Jordan are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under the age of 5 years and diplomatic or specific passport holders and their family members are exempted from this requirement.

The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Iraq, Palestine territories or Turkey and other countries must be issued by an approved laboratory, details can be found at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/Labs-List.html. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and their family members.

Passengers transiting through Jordan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Iraq, Palestinian Territory or Turkey must be issued by an approved laboratory, details can be found at https://www.visitjordan.gov.jo/Labs-List.html. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and their family members.

All passengers are required to install the Aman application on their mobile phone.

Additionally, all passengers must hold health insurance that covers the cost of any COVID-19 treatment. This does not apply to children under the age of 5 years, citizens of Jordan and diplomatic or special passport holders and their family members.

All passengers arriving in Jordan must undergo a PCR test upon arrival which must be paid before departure at https://registration.questlabjo.com/ if travelling to Amman. Passengers must have an electronic receipt with a QR code confirming the payment. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a diplomatic or special passport and a diplomatic QR code and their family members;
  • passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States of America with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the last vaccine dose. Vaccine certificate should be in Arabic or English only.

All passengers arriving in Jordan must undergo a further pre-paid PCR test. The cost of the test is JOD 28 or equivalent and must be paid at the airport before the flight. The receipt issued at the airport  confirming the payment must be presented to the authorities upon arrival for verification. Passengers who do not hold proof of payment will be charged on arrival.

All passengers are required to complete the health declaration form and present it at the time of check-in/boarding in Dubai.

Until 31 July 2021, passengers who in the past 45 days have been in India are not allowed to enter Jordan. This does not apply to citizens of Jordan and their family members. Citizens of Jordan and their family members who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India must present a completed Indemnity form. They are subject to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days at their own expense. The hotel cost will be JOD 55 per night excluding service taxes and governmental taxes. Citizens of Jordan and their family members who have been outside India between 14 and 45 days before arrival are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Until 31 July 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter Jordan. This does not apply to citizens of Jordan and their family members. Passengers who have stayed more than 14 days outside of these countries must present a copy of completed Indemnity form to be accepted on board. They are subject to a 14-day quarantine at a hotel at their own expense. The hotel cost will be JOD 55 per night excluding service taxes and governmental taxes. Citizens of Jordan and their family members are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

International passengers are permitted to transit through Amman provided they hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and the transit time does not exceed 10 hrs.

Passengers travelling to Jordan for medical purposes are required to obtain approval from Jordan Crisis Management through the medical tourism platform https://www.salamtak.gov.jo

Investors holding an A or B class investment card, holders of an investor passport or investor residence in Jordan, and their families are permitted to enter Jordan. They must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued within 72 hours before the date of arrival and undergo a further PCR test on arrival without the need to register on the (visit Jordan) platform.

Passengers from Palestine travelling to Jordan who wish to continue their journey to Palestinian territories must coordinate with Palestinian Crisis Management prior to travelling to manage their arrival process with the Jordanian authorities and border control. You will be required to obtain an approval letter with an OKTB (Ok to board) confirming that transport arrangements have been made on arrival to cross the border.

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.

Lebanon

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Lebanon
  • 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?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

Please note, all passengers travelling to Lebanon must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by the local authorities 96 hours from the date of the test result to arrival in Lebanon. This does not apply to:

  • passengers under 12 years old and those transiting via Lebanon by air are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate unless it is required in the country of their final destination;
  • passengers who have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with the required doses received at least 14 days before departure or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before departure.

Passengers who do not hold a PCR COVID-19 negative certificate will not be permitted to board the flight.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

All passengers must complete the “Airport Tracking Registration Form” before departure and present the received approval (SMS or email) at check in counter.

Passengers arriving from Brazil, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or Zambia must have a confirmed reservation for 4 days and 3 nights at one of the following hotels:

  • Lancaster Plaza, Beirut
  • Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Ain Al Mraiseh
  • May flower Beirut (Hamra)
  • Royal Tulip Hotel (Achrafieh)
  • Alife Apart Hotel (Sodeco)
  • Lancaster Tamar Hotel, Hadat, Beirut
  • Gefinor Rotana, Beirut
  • Raouche Arjaan by Rotana, Beirut
  • Riviera Hotel, Beirut
  • Assaha Hotel, Airport road
  • The Parisian Hotel, Ain Al Mraiseh
  • Le Royal Hotel, Dbayeh
  • Hotel Sunrise, Sahel Alma, Jounieh
  • ZStone 55, Zalka Highway
  • Elite Hotel & Spa, Raoucheh, Australia street

During the quarantine period in the hotel, passengers will be subject to undergo another PCR test at their own cost.

Exemptions from hotel quarantine:

  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received at least one dose  of the vaccine at least 14 days before departure;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 90 days before departure;
  • national and international diplomats and their families are exempted from hotel quarantine, they must complete a 5-day quarantine at their place of residence;
  • transit passengers by land to Syria;
  • passengers below the age of 18 years unaccompanied or with their parents.
Passengers who are arriving back to Lebanon within one week and who travelled during one day of the week and will return on the same day during the following week are exempted to do PCR test before departure and must take a PCR test upon arrival in Lebanon.

On arrival in Lebanon, passengers must download and activate the “COVID LEB TRACK” application and present this to the Ministry of Health at the time of taking the PCR test. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Passengers with a medical certificate with a previous COVID-19 positive result
  • Passengers with a positive IgG test
  • Passengers who hold a COVID vaccination certificate
  • Diplomates and their family member, officials and quests, officers and UN Forces

All passengers arriving in Lebanon must undergo further pre-paid PCR tests except children under 12 years old, officers and members of the UNIFIL and diplomatic delegations acting in Lebanon.

All passengers travelling from India are not allowed to enter Lebanon unless they have stayed outside of India for more than 14 days prior to arrival in Lebanon.

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.

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.

 

GCC

Bahrain

Last updated: 18 July 2021

Who can travel?

Effective from 25 June (20:59 Bahrain local time), only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Bahrain:

  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain;
  • all passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
  • passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival;
  • military personnel.

Visas on arrival are suspended for expatriate residents of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE unless they are citizens of a country eligible for visas on arrival. Passengers eligible to enter Bahrain with an e-visa can apply on evisa.gov.bh.

All passengers arriving from or have transited through red list countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, The Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam or Zimbabwe within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Bahrain. This doesn’t apply to citizens of Bahrain and passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain.

What do you need to travel?

Citizens and residents of Bahrain arriving from red list countries mentioned above must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code.

Passengers who have not been to one of the red list countries mentioned above within 14 days of their arrival in Bahrain must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code. 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 must present proof of a prepaid reservation in their name for a designated quarantine facility or provide proof of a residence, either owned or rented by the passenger or an immediate family member before boarding.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Bahrain from non-red list countries with valid vaccination certificates issued by public health authorities in the GCC) or in countries with which Bahrain has signed mutual recognition agreements (Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Seychelles) are not required to present a COVID-19 PCR negative test certificate upon arrival. This exception does not apply to passengers between the age of 6 and 17.

Unvaccinated recovered passengers arriving from non-red list countries with valid immunity certificates issued by Public Health Authorities approved by the Ministry of Health in Bahrain are also exempt from presenting a negative test certificate on arrival. Passengers must prove their vaccination or immunity status through a paper certificate issued by public health authorities in the country where the vaccines were administered or, alternatively, in the case of passengers vaccinated or recovered in a country where certificates are approved by the Ministry of Health in Bahrain, through an official mobile application.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Bahrain from non-red list countries with valid vaccination certificates issued by public health authorities in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore,  South Korea, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and or the EU countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements but must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and an additional test on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain. Appointments for the COVID-19 PCR tests should be taken on the 5th and 10th day, and should be booked through the BeAware Bahrain App. The cost of the mandatory COVID-19 test is BHD 36.

In addition to the COVID-19 PCR test requirement, non-vaccinated passengers and passengers without a valid vaccination certificate recognized by the Government of Bahrain are required to quarantine for 10 days at a government-designated hotel licensed by the national health regulatory authority (NHRA) or at their residence. NHRA licensed hotel quarantine package can be booked on: https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCF/?page=159. Passengers must present proof of a prepaid reservation in their name for a designated quarantine facility or provide proof of a residence, either owned or leased by the passenger or an immediate family member before boarding a flight to Bahrain.

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.

Kuwait

Last updated: 30 June 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Kuwait.
  • First-degree relatives of citizens of Kuwait and domestic workers with a valid visa.
  • Diplomats, diplomatic missions staff and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Employees of the Ministry of Health and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Governmental sector medical staff and their first-degree relatives (spouse, children) travelling alone or together.
  • Private sector medical staff (incl. technical and administrative) and their first-degree relatives (spouse, children) travelling alone or together provided they have one of the following documents:
    • a valid work ID for the private medical sector staff;
    • a valid visa showing the workplace in the private medical sector.

All passengers travelling to Kuwait either on a direct or connecting flights from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter Kuwait unless they have resided outside of those countries for more than 14 days prior to arrival in Kuwait. Citizens of Kuwait, their first-degree relatives (husband, wife or children) are exempt.

Citizens of Israel are prohibited to enter or transit the state of Kuwait.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

All passengers, including citizens of Kuwait, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English by a laboratory approved by the concerned authorities in the State of Kuwait listed on the MUNA app via the https://kuwaitmosafer.com platform where applicable. Passengers can also be accepted with a PCR certificate issued by any approved laboratory in their country of origin until further notice. The test must be done no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers younger than 6 years are exempt from this requirement.

Governmental and private sector medical staff quarantine requirements:

  • Medical staff members are subject to a 7-day home quarantine on arrival.
  • Administrative staff members (non-vaccinated) are subject to a 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival. The pre-paid hotel must be booked via https://kuwaitmosafer.com
  • Vaccinated staff members are subject to a 7-day home quarantine on arrival.

If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

All passengers travelling to Kuwait must register on the Kuwait Mosafer platform at https://kuwaitmosafer.com and pre-pay for the PCR test prior to departure. Proof of confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in. Passengers must also download the Shlonik application.

All passengers arriving and departing from Kuwait must activate the travel requests on the Kuwait Mosafer platform at https://kuwaitmosafer.com at least 48 hours before departure of their flights.

Passengers shall not be accepted onboard unless they’ve downloaded and registered on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and the Shlonik application.

Quarantine restrictions on arrival to Kuwait are no longer applicable, provided that passengers pay for one PCR test through Kuwait Mosafer platform, and for the following categories of passengers:

  • Passengers who recovered from corona virus infection and a period of no more than 90 days has passed from their recovery.
  • Passengers who received one dose of vaccine and more than two weeks has passed since the first dose.

The approved vaccines inside or outside of Kuwait are:

  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson

All accredited diplomatic mission staff members and official visitors to Kuwait are exempt from registration on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and pre-paid PCR tests. However, they are subject to further PCR tests on arrival.

Travelling from Kuwait

Citizens of Kuwait, their first-degree relatives and domestic workers are not permitted to travel from Kuwait unless they have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine in Kuwait. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers of age groups that are not subject to vaccination.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (two doses) of which 2 weeks have passed since the second dose.
  • Passengers who have received one dose against COVID-19 of which 5 weeks have passed since the vaccine. 
  • Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of which 2 weeks have passed since the vaccine.

The following categories of passengers are exempt from vaccination and can travel out of Kuwait:

  • Citizens of Kuwait holding certificate confirming their inability to be vaccinated due to health reasons issued by the Ministry of Health.
  • Pregnant citizens of Kuwait holding a certificate confirming their pregnancy issued and approved by the Ministry of Health.
  • All age categories not subjected to vaccination.
  • Accredited diplomatic mission members to the State of Kuwait.

Citizens of Kuwait studying abroad must be immunised from corona virus infection with at least one dose and should submit a proof of their study abroad and a proof of vaccination.

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.

Oman

Last updated: 19 July 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Oman:

  • Citizens of Oman, their family members and domestic workers under the sponsorship of Omani citizens.
  • Passengers with a valid pre-arranged Oman visa. If in the past 14 days they have not been in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, the United Kingdom or Vietnam.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty

Citizens of GCC countries, other than citizens of Oman, are not permitted to enter Oman unless they obtain a pre-arranged visa. All other entry and quarantine requirements apply. 

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Oman are required to present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate issued by a certified laboratory in English or Arabic:

  • On flights that take 8 hours or longer, including transit, the test must be taken at most 96 hours before arrival;
  • On flights that take shorter than 8 hours, the test must be taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
This requirement does not apply to:
  • Citizens of Oman with a COVID-19 recovery certificate;  
  • Passengers younger than 16 years;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

All passengers travelling to Oman are required to present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken 72 hours prior to departure to Oman. The certificate must be issued a certified laboratory in English or Arabic.

All passengers must complete pre-registration form for the PCR test on arrival on https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel, pre-pay OMR 25 fee and download the Tarassud app before departure. Passengers younger than 15 years and diplomats working in or visiting Oman are exempt from testing.

All foreign citizens and residents of Oman including family members and domestic workers of citizens of Oman arriving in Oman must have a pre-paid 7-day hotel or institutional accommodation quarantine booked via the “Sahala” platform on https://covid19.emushrif.om/. This does not apply to: 

  • Citizens of Oman; 
  • Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultan of Oman, their family members and diplomats visiting Oman;
  • Passengers younger than 18 years if travelling alone;
  • Passengers older than 60 years;
  • Passengers who are sick and have obtained authorization from the Health Authorities;
  • Passengers with a permit for private institutional isolation centres that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector

All passengers, excluding citizens of Oman, citizens of GCC countries and passengers with a free treatment card, must hold international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of one month.

All passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, the United Kingdom or Vietnam are not allowed to enter Oman. This does not apply to citizens of Oman, diplomats, healthcare workers and their family members. They will be subject to approved local procedures on arrival.

Passengers travelling to Oman to stay for a period of less than 8 days are not permitted to enter. Passengers travelling to Oman for more than 7 days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test with 7-day monitored quarantine and a further PCR COVID-19 test on the 8th day of their stay. They must register in the "Tarassud App" and pay 25 OMR for service costs. This does not apply to passengers with a consular, diplomatic, official, service or a special passport with a maximum stay of 7 days and passengers younger than 15 years are exempt.

All passengers arriving into Oman must hold a mandatory confirmed hotel booking for 7 days. Passengers can make a booking at any hotel in Oman. This does not apply to:

  • Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultan of Oman, their family members and diplomats visiting Oman
  • Children younger than 18 years if travelling alone
  • Passengers older than 60 years
  • Passengers who are sick and have obtained an authorization from the Health Authorities
  • Passengers with a permit for private institutional isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector
  • All medical and medical assistance categories (including all healthcare providers working in private or public sectors such as doctors, nurses, lab and X-ray technicians, pharmacists, etc.) are exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine on arrival. They are subject to home quarantine and must wear an electronic tracking bracelet

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.

Qatar

Last updated: 26 July 2021

Who can travel?

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Qatar:

  • Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (not allowed to enter with a national ID card)
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar with an Exceptional Entry Permit
  • Passengers with a Diplomatic ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and their family members
  • Spouses and children of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They must travel together.
  • Domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree sponsor's relatives. Their residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months and their passport must be valid longer than their residence permit. A pre-arranged e-visa is also required to enter Qatar.
  • Citizens of foreign countries who are entitled to visa on arrival in Qatar.
  • Passengers with a pre-arranged family or personal visit visa.

Pre-arrange family or personal visit visa conditions of entry:  

  • Valid family visit visa or personal visit visa.
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Health insurance for all medical expenses for duration of stay/visit.
  • Confirmed return ticket valid for 3 months.
  • Passengers must be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health and must have completed a period of 14 days after the second dose.
  • Register and obtain a pre-travel electronic approval from the Ministry of Public health via the EHTERAZ website. Approval must be presented at check-in.
  • Hold a negative PCR test result certificate from a test taken 72 hours prior to arrival from approved medical center in the country of departure.

What do you need to travel?

PCR requirements

All passengers entering Qatar must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test result must be issued by an approved testing centre listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers, including Qatar citizens and diplomatic passport holders, are subject to home or hotel quarantine for 5, 7 or 10 nights depending on the country of departure: 

Hotel quarantine does not apply to passengers who are fully vaccinated and hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by Qatar Ministry of Health. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech.

Further details on exemptions and updates on the travel policy can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx.

All passengers (optional for citizens and residents of Qatar) travelling to Qatar must register on the EHTERAZ website selecting the option “Pre-Registration System” and complete their details at least 12 hours before travel.

Passengers will be required to present a mandatory valid travel authorisation approval at the check-in otherwise they will not be accepted to travel.

All passengers must also complete and carry a printed copy of a health assessment form prior to arrival to Qatar. Download the health assessment form.

Please note that all entry documents must be printed.

Visa on arrival entry conditions

Citizens who are eligible to obtain visa on arrival (Unvaccinated nationals are not permitted to enter when travel to obtain visa on arrival). 

Citizens of Argentina, Armenia, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,  Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 90 days which is not extendable during period of 180 days,

and;

Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Republic of), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep),  Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama,  Paraguay, Peru, Russia,  San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, United Kingdom And United States of America are eligible tourist visa on arrival for 30 days and is extendable for similar period during 180 days,

and;

Citizens of Falkland Islands, French Guiana, India*, Macao (Republic of China), Mauritius, Montenegro, Taiwan (Republic of China) and Rwanda are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 30 days, extendable for similar period providing the following conditions are applied:

  1. Hold a passport valid at least for six months.
  2. A confirmed return ticket.
  3. Hold a hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar. 
  4. Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Public, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech provided that at least 14 days have passed from receiving the last dose.
  5. Have a PCR test certificate taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  6. Register and obtain a mandatory travel approval on the online EHTERAZ site of the Ministry of Public Health 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.

*Citizens of India must have and present a minimum amount of $1,400 or a valid credit card to obtain a free tourist visa upon arrival for a period of (30) days, which can be extended for a similar period. Please note that the credit card or the amount of money includes an entire family.

GCC residents and their accompanying persons under their sponsorship eligible for visa on arrival.

  1. The profession of the GCC resident shall be one of the approved professions List of professions available on: https://portal.moi.gov.qa/wps/portal/MOIInternet 
  2. The residence permit shall be valid at least for 6 months.
  3. Hold a passport valid for at least for six months.
  4. Visa on arrival fees of QAR 100 to be paid by credit card
  5. Visa is issued for one month on arrival and is extendable for a further three months. Extension charge of QAR 100 to be paid by credit card.
  6. Overstay penalty for violation shall be QAR 200 per day
  7. Confirmed return ticket
  8. Hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar.
  9. Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Public, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech provided that at least 14 days have passed from receiving the last dose.
  10. Have a PCR test certificate taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  11. Register and obtain a mandatory travel approval on the online EHTERAZ site of Ministry of Public Health 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.

Citizens of Pakistan are eligible for a tourist visa on arrival for 30 days extendable for similar period providing the following conditions are applied:

  1. Hold a passport valid for at least for six months. 
  2. A confirmed return ticket.
  3. Polio vaccination certificate.
  4. Hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar. 
  5. Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Public, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech provided that at least 14 days have passed from receiving the last dose.
  6. Have a PCR test certificate taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  7. Register and obtain a mandatory travel approval on the online EHTERAZ site of Ministry of Public Health 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in.
  8. Visa on arrival facilities have been suspended.

Citizens of Belarus and Iran are eligible for a tourist visa or business visa on arrival for 30 days, providing the following conditions are applied: 

  1. Hold sufficient funds to cover their stay.
  2. A confirmed return ticket.
  3. Hotel booking confirmation for the duration of the stay in any hotel in Qatar.
  4. Hold applicable visa fees. 
  5. Hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate approved by the Ministry of Public, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech provided that at least 14 days have passed from receiving the last dose.
  6. Have a PCR test certificate taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
  7. Register and obtain a mandatory travel approval on the online EHTERAZ site of Ministry of Public Health 12 hours before departure and present a copy at check-in. 

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.

Saudi Arabia

Last updated: 19 July 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • citizens of Saudi Arabia;
  • first-degree family members of citizens of Saudi Arabia;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates;
  • residents of Saudi Arabia;
  • passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia (tourist, Hajj or Umrah visas are not accepted);
  • domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor.
  • female citizens of Saudi Arabia who are married to citizens of foreign countries are permitted to travel accompanied with their spouse or joining them abroad.

Diplomats and their family members, health practitioners, health supply chain personnel and airlines crew are exempted from the entry restrictions.

Effective from 04 July 2021 (23:00 KSA local time) until further notice, all flights from and to Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam are suspended. This does not apply to repatriation flights from Saudi Arabia for residency regulation violators and the repatriation of citizens of Saudi Arabia to Saudi Arabia.

Passengers including citizens of Saudi Arabia are subject to a 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival. This does not include:

  • Diplomats and their families.
  • Crews.
  • Health Practitioners and their families.
  • Passengers involved with health supply chain, according to the Ministry of Health. 

Citizens of Saudi Arabia are not permitted to travel to Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam without prior permission from the concerned authorities.

Citizens of foreign countries who travelling from one of the restricted countries are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia unless they have spent 14 days outside of the restricted countries.

Until further notice, passengers who have transited through or have been in the following countries within the last 14 days: Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, South Africa are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first degree relatives and domestic helpers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizen when travelling together, health workers and diplomats. They will be subject to a 7-day home quarantine on arrival and must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on day 6.

All passengers, including citizens of GCC countries, must carry a valid passport.

Pre-departure requirements

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by an authorised laboratory no more than 72 hours before the last direct flight to Saudi Arabia. Citizens of Saudi Arabia and children under the age of 8 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a 7-day quarantine package booked through Holidays by flydubai to enter Saudi Arabia. 

COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements 

Citizens or residents

  • Travellers with 'Immune' status in Tawakkalna app who completed their vaccinations against COVID-19.
  • Travellers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival, or
  • Travellers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival.

Non-residents and first-time visitors

  • Travellers that have completed 14 days since receiving all doses of vaccine authorised by Saudi Arabia and who can present a certificate or proof of vaccination in accordance with the requirements set by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia and fill the required online form before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

Vaccines authorised by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia:

  • Two doses of Pfizer
  • Two doses of Oxford AstraZeneca
  • Two doses of Moderna
  • One dose of Johnson & Johnson

Vaccination certificates are required to be certified by an official health authorities of the country that provided the vaccination, and the duration between receiving the last dose (the second dose of a two dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) should not be less than 14 days before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia now accept passengers who have completed 2 doses of the following vaccines, Sinopharm and Sinovac, on condition, they have received one additional dose of one of the approved vaccines by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia below:

  • Pfizer
  • Oxford AstraZeneca
  • Moderna
  • One dose of Johnson & Johnson

Required forms

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival must complete the Registration Immunisation Information Form at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

Effective from 16 June 2021, all non-Saudi Arabia citizens and their companions must complete their vaccine information on the Vaccination registration website at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home. Passengers must present a successful registration message on their mobile phone; or a printed certificate with a registration number.

Passengers will be able to use the Tawakkalna app once their data has been registered. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia and exempt categories as mentioned above under the “Quarantine procedures for travellers coming from restricted countries” section.

All passengers must complete the health disclaimer form and present it on arrival to the Airport Health Control Centre.

Medical insurance

Passengers visiting Saudi Arabia must have medical insurance to cover their treatment of COVID-19. This does not apply to citizens and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The insurance should cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies, and hospitals, including institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days. Read more about Complimentary COVID-19 cover from flydubai.

Onward connecting flights from Saudi Arabia airports are not permitted until further notice.

E-visa issuance and visa on arrival facilities are suspended until further notice. 

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.

United Arab Emirates

Last updated: 26 July 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired before 01 March 2020 are not permitted to enter the UAE. You need to apply for a new visa.
  • Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired after 01 March 2020 and was extended until 31 December 2020, you will not be allowed to enter the UAE. You must apply for a new visa.
  • If you hold a UAE resident visa and have stayed outside of the country for more than 180 days, you will be allowed to enter the UAE until 31 March 2021.
  • Passengers holding residence visa issued in Dubai can check their visa status here. Passengers holding residence visa issued in other emirates can check their visa status here.
  • If you hold a valid residence visa issued by an emirate other than Dubai, you will need to confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE at uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before booking your flight. If you do not confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE, you will not be accepted for travel. You can check the validity of your visa at https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/default.html#/fileValidity.

Please note that effective from 04 July 2021 the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has banned KSA citizens from travelling directly or indirectly to the UAE and has suspended the entry of passengers travelling from or via the UAE to KSA until further notice.

What do you need to travel?

Procedures for UAE residents and visitors arriving in Dubai:

  • If you are a UAE resident, GCC citizen or visitor arriving in Dubai, regardless of where your journey originated, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). Arriving passengers from the following countries will also be required to undergo an additional PCR test when landing in Dubai: Afghanistan5, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh1, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt3, Eritrea, Ethiopia3, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India1, Indonesia5, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon3, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal1, Nigeria4, Oman, Pakistan1, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa4, South Sudan, Sri Lanka1Sudan3, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda2, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam4, Zambia4 or Zimbabwe. 
    1Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from BangladeshIndiaNepalPakistan and Sri Lanka is suspended. This does not apply to members of diplomatic, economic and scientific missions (who have obtained pre-authorisation to enter Dubai), UAE nationals, holders of a UAE Golden Visa and those passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers (with the exception of UAE nationals) travelling from Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka or transiting through Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements. UAE nationals are prohibited from travelling to these countries until further notice. 
    2Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Uganda is suspended. This does not apply to UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, members of diplomatic, economic and scientific missions from the UAE or Uganda (who have obtained pre-authorisation to enter Dubai), holders of a UAE Golden or Silver Visa, or officials and passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Uganda in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers (with the exception of UAE nationals) travelling from Dubai to Uganda or transiting through Dubai to Uganda is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements. UAE nationals are prohibited from travelling to Uganda until further notice. 
    3Passengers arriving in Dubai from EgyptEthiopiaLebanon or Sudan must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken at a certified lab (in the country from which they are travelling) no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code
    4Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Vietnam or Zambia in the previous 14 days. Passengers should contact the relevant airline for more information. 
    5From 23:59 (GMT+4) on 11 July 2021 until further notice the carriage of passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Indonesia (or passengers transiting through Afghanistan or Indonesia from other countries within 14 days of their entry into the UAE) is suspended. This does not apply to UAE nationals and their first-degree relatives. This exemption for UAE nationals is granted for members of official delegations, economic and scientific missions subject to prior approval by the appropriate authorities, as well as for emergency medical cases requiring treatment. In addition, the following passengers are exempt from these restrictions: transit passengers travelling through UAE airports from Afghanistan or Indonesia (provided they do not enter the UAE); members of diplomatic missions from Afghanistan or Indonesia (including administration staff); members of official delegations (granted permission to enter the UAE by the concerned authorities); holders of UAE Golden or Silver Visas; those belonging to vital or critical professions. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken by an approved health service no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Afghanistan or Indonesia or transiting through Dubai to Afghanistan or Indonesia is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
  • UAE nationals are not required to take a PCR test before returning to Dubai, regardless of the destination they are coming from and the time spent there. UAE nationals will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.
  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. You will also need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority prior to arrival in Dubai.
  • Please note that even if you are not required to take a second PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you may be selected at random to take another test. If you are selected at random to take a second test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App and quarantine until you receive your results.
  • All passengers arriving in Dubai need to comply with precautionary COVID-19 measures, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing hands regularly.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here

Requirements for UAE resident visa holders:

  • If you hold a valid residence visa issued by an emirate other than Dubai, you will need to confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE at uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before booking your flight. If you do not confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE, you will not be accepted for travel. You can check the validity of your visa at https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/default.html#/fileValidity.
  • Please note that if you hold a UAE residence visa, you must not stay outside of the country for more than 180 days.

Passengers transiting in Dubai:

  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai): Afghanistan4, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh1, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India1, Indonesia4, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal1, Nigeria3, Oman, Pakistan1, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa3, South Sudan, Sri Lanka1, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda2, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam3, Zambia3 or Zimbabwe. 
    1Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from BangladeshIndiaNepalPakistan and Sri Lanka is suspended. This does not apply to members of diplomatic, economic and scientific missions (who have obtained pre-authorisation to enter Dubai), UAE nationals, holders of a UAE Golden Visa and those passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers (with the exception of UAE nationals) travelling from Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka or transiting through Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements. UAE nationals are prohibited from travelling to these countries until further notice. 
    2Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Uganda is suspended. This does not apply to UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, members of diplomatic, economic and scientific missions from the UAE or Uganda (who have obtained pre-authorisation to enter Dubai), holders of a UAE Golden or Silver Visa, or officials and passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Uganda in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers (with the exception of UAE nationals) travelling from Dubai to Uganda or transiting through Dubai to Uganda is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements. UAE nationals are prohibited from travelling to Uganda until further notice. 
    3Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Vietnam or Zambia in the previous 14 days. Passengers should contact the relevant airline for more information. 
    4From 23:59 (GMT+4) on 11 July 2021 until further notice the carriage of passengers arriving from Afghanistan or Indonesia (or passengers transiting through Afghanistan or Indonesia from other countries within 14 days of their entry into the UAE) is suspended. This does not apply to UAE nationals and their first-degree relatives. This exemption for UAE nationals is granted for members of official delegations, economic and scientific missions subject to prior approval by the appropriate authorities, as well as for emergency medical cases requiring treatment. In addition, the following passengers are exempt from these restrictions: transit passengers travelling through UAE airports from Afghanistan or Indonesia (provided they do not enter the UAE); members of diplomatic missions from Afghanistan or Indonesia (including administration staff); members of official delegations (granted permission to enter the UAE by the concerned authorities); holders of UAE Golden or Silver Visas; those belonging to vital or critical professions. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken by an approved health service no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Afghanistan or Indonesia or transiting through Dubai to Afghanistan or Indonesia is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in any country not listed above, unless mandated by your final destination, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai. However, make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.
  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

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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

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