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.

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: 11 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Djibouti
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Djibouti

Please note, all passengers travelling on this flight 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 before departure from the first embarkation point and no more than 120 hours before arrival.

Passengers who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate before departure will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at their own expense. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be quarantined either at a government hospital, a designated hotel or your home (depending on your condition) at your own expense.

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.

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 traveling from and arriving to.

Ethiopia

Last updated: 06 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Ethiopia
  • Open to all visitors

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 to 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.

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: 16 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of South Sudan
  • Open to all visitors
  • 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.

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 with 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 with South Sudan origin are subject to 14-day home quarantine, if they are unable to obtain a PCR certificate.

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: 29 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Sudan
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

PCR test requirements

Please note, all passengers travelling to Sudan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Arabic at most 96 hours prior to arrival to be accepted on the flight. Children aged 6 years and below are exempt from testing.

All passengers arriving directly from or through connecting flights from South Africa, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom within 14 days will not be allowed to enter 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.

Tanzania

Last updated: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Tanzania
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

PCR test for Tanzania

Passengers travelling to Tanzania are not required to hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to travel, unless it is required by their country of departure. All passengers arriving in Tanzania will be screened on arrival. Passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to a medical test, and those with a positive COVID-19 test result will be required to quarantine for 14 days 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.

Uganda

Last updated: 13 December 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Uganda

All passengers travelling on this flight 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 departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 3 years are exempt from this requirement.

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: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Afghanistan
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions to Afghanistan

Please check with the relevant embassy and IATA travel news prior to making a booking to Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan

Last updated: 03 December 2020

Who can travel

  • Citizens and residents of Kazakhstan and family members of citizens of this country.
  • Residents of Kazakhstan and their spouses, parents and children. They must have stayed out of Kazakhstan for a minimum of 90 days
  • Citizens of UAE with a normal valid passport who are travelling directly from the UAE can book to travel on this flight and are eligible to stay in Kazakhstan for 30 days.
  • Citizens of Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Kazakhstan, The Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, The Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, The United Arab Emirates 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 on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  • Passengers traveling as students with original invitation letter from University of Kazakhstan

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 no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to arrival to Kazakhstan. Citizens of Kazakhstan and children below 5 years old accompanied by parent/guardian holding a valid negative certificate are exempt from this requirement.

Citizens of Kazakhstan travelling without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate will be subject to medical screening and 7-day 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: 13 December 2020

Who can travel

  • Citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • Citizens of 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 a prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan
  • Passengers travelling as students with a certificate from a higher education institution in Kyrgyzstan

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required for transit passengers

All passengers travelling on this flight need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Kyrgyzstan. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan, children below the age of 7 years and passengers with diplomatic passport are exempt from this requirement.

Visa on arrival

Please note, visa on arrival for UAE residents is currently suspended for entry into Kyrgyzstan. 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

  • Citizens of citizens and residents of Tajikistan
  • Open to citizens of Turkey

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: Shabab Al Ahli Football Club (near Al Mullah Plaza), Al Nahda 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: 12 January 2021

Who can travel

  • Please note that the facility to transit in Uzbekistan without a visa is suspended.

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. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Antigen test upon arrival.

All passengers are subject to 14-day home or hotel quarantine on arrival. Foreign visitors must hold a confirmed paid hotel accommodation or a valid residential address in Uzbekistan for the 14 day-quarantine.

All passengers, excluding citizens of Uzbekistan, who have visited Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit via Uzbekistan until 01 February 2021.

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

Armenia

Last updated: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Armenia
  • Open to all visitors (Visa on arrival is suspended until further notice)

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Armenia

All passengers are required to either take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, or self–isolate for 14 days.

To take a COVID-19 PCR test at their home or hotel, passengers can call an authorised laboratory in Armenia. The test cost of approximately $45, in addition to the home/hotel visit fee of $20, and any quarantine or hospitalisation charges will have to be paid by the passenger.

Additionally, passengers taking the test will be required to self-isolate until they receive the test result. If the test result is negative, no further self-isolation will be required.

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: 01 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open only for citizens and residents of Azerbaijan
  • Open to diplomats. Please check with the relevant embassy prior to making a booking.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel toAzerbaijan

All passengers travelling on this flight, including citizens and residents of Azerbaijan, need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an authorised laboratory in the UAE within 48 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan.

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.

Additionally, all passengers travelling to Azerbaijan must print and complete the letter of commitment on self-isolation acknowledging that they will self-isolate for 14 days at their place of residence and observe all the requirements of quarantine in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

PCR test result required to travel from Baku

All passengers departing from Baku need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory accredited to issue PCR test results within 48 hours prior to departure. If you are unable to obtain a PCR test result before travelling, you will not be allowed to board the 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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 20 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travelBosnia and Herzegovina

All passengers, except citizens of Bosnia & Herzegovina, need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

Citizens of Bosnia & Herzegovina and their children and spouses, passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty are exempted from this 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.

Bulgaria

Last updated: 02 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Bulgaria
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, 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), and their spouses and children
  • British citizens and their spouses and children
  • Citizens of Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, 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, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See), and their spouses and children
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Bulgaria
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty, and their family members
  • Passengers with an Alien's passport issued by Estonia and Latvia
  • Passengers traveling as students
  • Deadheading crew
  • Military personnel

What do you need to travel?

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Bulgaria and their family members
  • Passengers with a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by Bulgaria and their family members
  • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See).

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.

Passengers could be subject to a PCR test and a 10-day quarantine 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.

Czech Republic

Last updated: 05 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Czech Republic
Until further notice, foreign citizens can only travel to the Czech Republic for essential reasons:
  • Travelling to work or for business purposes
  • Essential family travel
  • Travelling to healthcare facilities
Travelling to meet friends or tourism is suspended. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 10 days.
 
Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test result. The test must have been taken in the United Kingdom no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:
  • Czech Republic citizens residing in Czechia and their accompanying family members;
  • 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) residing in Czechia, and their accompanying family members;
  • Passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia and passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia

The freedom of movement in the territory of the Czech Republic is restricted for 10 days for passengers that have stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the last 14 days. It is restricted to trips absolutely necessary to procure basic necessities of life, to take care of children or to take care of animals; the use of necessary financial and postal services; refueling vehicles and trips to medical facilities and welfare facilities. The restriction to free movement can be cancelled by presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that has to be carried out at the earliest during the fifth to seventh day after arrival in the territory of the Czech Republic.

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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers should complete and submit Passenger locator form prior to departure to Prague. This requirement doesn’t apply to:

  • Citizens of Czech Republic
  • 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, the United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Children below the age of 5 years
  • Passengers with diplomatic passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 14 days
  • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See)

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 December 2020

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 travelling on business, 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
  • 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 exceptions and information please visit https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic

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: 27 December 2020

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, 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, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  • Spouses and children of the 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, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  • Citizens and residents of Australia, Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Thailand and Tunisia
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by 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, Switzerland or United Kingdom and their spouses and children, returning via Poland to their country of residence
  • Merchant seamen traveling on duty
  • Passengers travelling as students

Effective from the 28th December, all passengers arriving in Poland are subject to 10 days quarantine.

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: 05 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Romania
  • Citizens and residents 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, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • British citizens
  • Family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
  • Passengers with a long-stay visa issued by an EU Member State
  • Passengers arriving from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Military personnel
  • Merchant seamen
  • Citizens of Moldova (Rep.) with a biometric passport traveling via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours
  • Citizens of Moldova (Rep.) with a non-biometric passport and a transit visa
  • Students

What do you need to travel?

Quarantine on arrival

Passengers arriving in Romania from the following countries must self-quarantine for a period of 14 days on arrival: Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belize, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Palestine, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Passengers will be allowed to leave quarantine after 10 days, if they undergo a test for SARS-CoV-2 on the 8th day of quarantine with a negative result.

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR or SARS-CoV2 Rapid Antigen test result certificate issued no more than 48 hours before arrival.

Passengers staying in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hrs) who hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival and are exempt from mandatory quarantine.

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: 31 December 2020

Who can travel?

Only the following passengers can book to travel on this flight (direct or transit):

  • Russian citizens and their family members
  • Permanent Russian residents
  • Citizens & Residents of United Arab Emirates if arriving from their country of nationality
  • British citizens and citizens of Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Maldives, Serbia, Seychelles, Switzerland, Tanzania and Turkey if arriving from their country of nationality
  • Residents of Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Maldives, Serbia, Seychelles, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey and United Kingdom if arriving from their country of residency

What do you need to travel?

All passengers, except for Russian citizens, travelling or transiting via Russia must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The test result certificate must be issued in English or Russian (a notarized translation to Russian is accepted).

Please note that all passengers arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

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: 25 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Serbia
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Passengers arriving from a country other than the United States must hold a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Citizens and residents of Serbia, passengers younger than 12 years and passengers in transit for less than 12 hours are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers arriving from the USA must hold a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Citizens and residents of Serbia, passengers younger than 12 years and passengers in transit for less than 12 hours are exempt from this requirement. Passengers could be subject to 10 days quarantine.

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: 05 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Turkey
  • Open to all visitors

What do you need to travel?

Effective from 27th December 2020 21:00 UTC until further notice, all passengers travelling on this flight including transit and transfer passengers must hold a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children below the age of 6 years are exempt from this requirement. 

Passengers without negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests will not be accepted onboard.

All passengers travelling to Turkey must have valid entry documents and complete a Passenger Locator form before arrival. The form will be provided onboard during the flight.

Passengers arriving through third countries who have been to the United Kingdom within the last 10 days are required to provide a negative SARS – CoV-2 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure before boarding the flight and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival at a government approved facility. Children under the age of 6 years are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers who have been in Denmark or South Africa within the last 10 days are required to provide a negative SARS – CoV-2 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure before boarding the flight and will undergo 7 days quarantine on arrival and on day 7 be subjected to a PCR test, if a negative result is given, the quarantine will be lifted. Children under the age of 6 years are exempt from this 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.

Ukraine

Last updated: 11 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Ukraine

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey or USA without a medical certificate with a negative (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to self-isolation and a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

All passengers, except for citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine, must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine.

Passengers could be subject to self-isolation. More details can be found at https://www.visitukraine.today.

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 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.

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: 31 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Bangladesh
  • Open to all visitors (visa on arrival is suspended until further notice)

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required 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 issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Children below the age of 10 years, a diplomatic or an official passport holder and their family members, passengers with a Laissez-Passer and their family members are exempt from this requirement.

Effective from 01 January 2021 (00:01 Bangladesh standard time) until 15 January 2021 (23:59 Bangladesh standard time), All passengers traveling directly/indirectly from the United Kingdom will be required to undergo 14 days mandatory institutional quarantine on arrival.

All passengers must complete and present a printed copy of 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: 11 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens and residents of India
  • UAE nationals (including diplomats) with a valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) guidelines dated 30 June 2020
  • Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet
  • Passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card
  • Students/Minors if one of the parents is an Indian citizen or OCI card holder
  • Spouses of Indian citizens
  • Single parents of a minor who is an Indian citizen or OCI card holder
  • Passengers returning from a neighboring country via India to their country of residence
  • Passengers with diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas
  • Passengers with a non-Tourist visa issued from India
  • Passengers with a visa or an e-visa issued after 30 June 2020 by India.
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit Delhi (DEL).
  • Visas and e-visas issued before 30 June 2020 are invalidated except for Diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas/all category of Employment visas; airline crew; Business visa (excluding B-3 visa for sports).
  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) staff
  • Foreign diplomats and their family members
  • Foreign citizens holding medical visas* issued by the Embassy of India in their country of origin
  • Citizens of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, USA, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet arriving from their country of nationality
  • Citizens of United Kingdom with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet arriving from the United Kingdom
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet whose journey originated from the United Kingdom
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet arriving from Ethiopia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Rwanda or Tanzania

*Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are not valid for entry to India.

Tourist visas and e-visas are invalidated.

All passengers arriving from or who have transited through the Middle East, European Countries, and South Africa are required to undergo 7 days institutional quarantine and 7 days home quarantine at their own cost. PCR tests will be taken on the 5th or 6th day. Passengers with a negative test result will be permitted to quarantine for 7 days at home. Passengers with positive results will be taken to a hospital facility for further treatment.

Until 30 January 2021, all passengers travelling from the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter India via transit point of third country. Passengers are only permitted to travel on a direct flight from the United Kingdom to Bengaluru (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD) or Mumbai (BOM). Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through the United Kingdom must complete a self-declaration form and submit and upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result at www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours before departure. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Additionally, passengers will be subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.
  • 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.

Please note, that an on-arrival RT-PCR Test facilities are available at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for the passengers who have not done their test before arriving to Delhi.

PCR test result required to travel to Ahmedabad (AMD)

  • All passengers must hold two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no more than 4 days (96 hours) prior to departure.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone.
  • Alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.
  • Tourist visas and e-visas are invalidated.

PCR test result required to travel to Hyderabad (HYD)

  • Passengers belonging to any state are permitted to travel on flights to Hyderabad (HYD).
  • All passengers travelling on this flight are required to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of departure. Children aged below 12 years are exempt from this requirement.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone
  • Alternatively, print and complete 3 copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

PCR test result required to travel to Chennai (MAA)

  • Passengers belonging to any state are permitted to travel to Chennai (MAA).
  • All passengers must present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from this above requirement.
  • All passengers are required to present a printed copy of e-pass prior to check-in. The e-pass can be applied on tnepass.tnega.org.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

PCR test and documents required on arrival to Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ), Madurai Airport (IXM) and Coimbatore International Airport (CJB)

  • Passengers arriving in Tamil Nadu are required to present a printed copy of e-pass in order to proceed with home quarantine. The e-pass can be applied on tnepass.tnega.org.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

PCR test and documents required on arrival to Bangalore Airport (BLR)

  • All passengers must hold a negative COVOD-19 PCR certificate issued 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers that do not hold a COVID-19 PCR certificate will be mandated to undergo a test on arrival at their own costs and quarantine until test results are received.
  • Pregnant women, passengers travelling due to death of a family member, passengers with serious illness and parents with children under the age of 10 years who don’t have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate will be permitted to self-monitor their health for 14 days from the date of arrival.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form through https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration prior to departure. Passengers who didn’t complete and print the form, can fill out 2 copies of the form during the flight to present to Health & Immigration officials on arrival at airport.

PCR test and documents required on arrival to Mangalore Airport (IXE)

PCR test and documents required on arrival to Kolkata (CCU)

  • All passengers travelling on this flight to Kolkata are required to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Children below 12 years old are exempt from this requirement.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of 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.

Maldives

Last updated: 22 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Travellers from all countries are allowed to enter.
  • 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.
  • Nationals and residents of the Maldives

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel
  • All passengers travelling on this flight, excluding citizens & residents of Maldives, 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. The test result certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test.
  • Infants under the age of 1 year and passengers with a dependent visa, student visa or marriage visa are exempted from this requirement. Additionally, 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 acceptance and on arrival in the Maldives.
  • Passengers transiting for more than 24 hours prior to departure to Male’ (MLE) must redo the COVID-19 PCR test. The certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory.
  • If you are travelling on a connecting flight from Male’ (MLE), you must check that the respective borders are open. For foreign citizens with special government approvals 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).

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: 23 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Nepal
  • Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations
  • Holders of diplomatic passport, travelling on duty
  • Foreign citizens of Nepalese origin

Effective from 23:59 (Nepal local time) on the 23rd December 2020 until further notice, all passengers travelling directly/indirectly from the United Kingdom are not permitted to enter Nepal.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kathmandu

All passengers need to carry two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert or Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAAT) test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the last direct flight to Nepal. One copy of the certificate will be collected at the boarding gate prior to boarding the flight in Dubai (DXB). Children under the age of 5 years are exempt from this requirement.

Additionally, all passengers are required to complete and print a mandatory online form on ccmc.gov.np website and present the printed copy with barcode during check-in.

Passengers holding a pre-arranged tourist visa issued by the Embassy or the Consulate General of Nepal are permitted to enter the country. Visa on arrival facilities are 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.

Pakistan

Last updated: 06 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Pakistan
  • Open to all visitors

Starting from 05 January 2021 until 31 January 2021 passengers who have been in South Africa or the United Kingdom in the past 10 days are not permitted to enter Pakistan. Citizens of Pakistan with a visa issued by South Africa or the United Kingdom are exempt. Starting from 09 January 2021 passengers with a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or a Pakistan Origin Card (POC) are exempt.

Starting from 05 January 2021 citizens of Pakistan arriving from South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result with test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure and will be subject to COVID-19 PCR test and quarantine upon arrival. 

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Pakistan

All passengers travelling to Pakistan must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point. The accepted tests are:

  • COVID-19 PCR
  • COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR
  • COVID-19 RT-PCR
  • SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert
  • SARS-CoV2 PCR
  • SARS-CoV2 Real Time RT-PCR
  • SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR
  • SARS-CoV2 Xpert Xpress

The following passengers are exempt from the above requirement:

  • Children under the age of 12 years
  • Passengers with disabilities 
  • High level international delegates
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, China (People's Rep.), Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Iraq , Korea (Rep), Maldives, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Togo, Vietnam and Zambia

Please note that passengers arriving from Denmark are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result with test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point.

All passengers will have to undergo an additional test on arrival.

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 are exempt from this requirement.

PCR test result from authorised laboratories required to travel from Pakistan

Please note, that all passengers travelling from Pakistan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Arabic issued by one of the below mentioned laboratories within 96 hours prior to boarding the flight. Soft copies on mobile phones will not be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.

Passengers must contact their local Customer Centre or local Travel Shop as soon as they receive their negative PCR test result from one of the approved laboratories listed below. This negative result must be noted on the booking at least 24 hours prior to flight departure. Passengers without this note on their booking will not be accepted for travel.

  • Excel Lab
  • IDC – Islamabad Diagnostic Center
  • SKMH (Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital)
  • Aga Khan University Hospital, Clinical Laboratory
  • Essa Lab
  • Medikay Lab
  • Citi Lab & Research Centre
  • MedAsk Labs (for Saudi Arabia only)
  • Test Zone Labs (for Saudi Arabia only)
  • Khan Labs (for Saudi Arabia only)

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: 13 December 2020

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Sri Lanka

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to Sri Lanka must hold a printed copy of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate issued in English. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Citizens of Sri Lanka can present either the PCR test result as per above requirements or a Rapid Antigen test result certificate with test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

Pre-departure PCR testing is not mandatory for the citizens of Sri Lanka arriving on special repatriation flights from the Middle East countries.

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

Middle East

Egypt

Last updated: 20 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Egypt
  • Open to all visitors

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 only), Germany (Frankfurt only), Guyana, Italy (Rome only), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, the USA, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow only), Uruguay or Venezuela 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 96 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. The result must be issued and stamped by an authorised laboratory in the country of their departure, any manual editing (scraping, cancellation or written addition) will not be accepted.

Passengers arriving 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 result must be issued and stamped by an authorised laboratory in the country of their departure, any manual editing (scraping, cancellation or written addition) will not be accepted.

Children under the age of 6 arriving from any country are exempt from testing.

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.

Please note, that transit flight connections are not permitted via Alexandria, except for passengers having a confirmed onward booking with Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. The maximum transit period permitted is 6 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: 04 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Iran
  • Open to all visitors

Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom (on direct or connecting flights) are not permitted to enter Iran.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in English no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Iran. If the test result certificate is issued in any other language, it must be approved by the Embassy of Iran in the country of departure.

Citizens of Iran are exempt from this requirement, unless they have been outside Iran for more than 15 days.

Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from the above requirement, if travelling with their parents. If travelling with other family members or guardians, children under the age of 12 years need to have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in English no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Iran.

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.

Citizens of Iran who do not present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate prior to departure will be required to undergo a PCR test on arrival and will be quarantined until they receive their test result.

Foreign diplomats and members of government services and international organisations are not required to carry a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. They will be required to under a PCR test on arrival, at no additional charge, and will be quarantined until they receive their test result.

All passengers must complete and present self-declaration form to the carrier before arrival. The form is available at https://www.cao.ir/web/aeronautical-operations-monitoring/maunual.

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.

PCR test result required to travel from Shiraz

All passengers travelling on this flight from Shiraz need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued in English no more than 96 hours prior to departure and undergo further clinical tests from one of the approved health centres below to obtain a health certificate prior to acceptance on the flight:

  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Hossein Ibne Ali - Ferdowsi Blvd, Shiraz
  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Ghamar Bani Hashem - Sanayea Blvd, Shiraz
  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Zeinab Kobra - Siahatgar Blvd, Shiraz
  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Imam Reza - Motahari Blvd, Shiraz
  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Berak – Next to Larestan Airport, Lar
  • Markaz Jamea Salamat Sedighe Tahereh – Imam Square, Lamerd

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: 11 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Iraq
  • Open to all visitors
  • Passengers that have been in Iran within the last 30 days are permitted to travel to Erbil (EBL) & Sulaymaniyah (ISU).
  • Passengers travelling from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Iran, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom are not permitted to enter Iraq. Iraqi citizens travelling from these countries will be subject to PCR tests and 14 days quarantine on arrival.
  • Citizens of India require a pre-arranged visa issued by the Embassy of Iraq in the country of departure when travelling to Najaf (NJF).

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) 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.

All passengers will also have to go through a medical check on arrival. If you are unable to obtain a PCR test result before travelling, you will not be allowed to board the flight.

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

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.

Passengers travelling to Sulaimaniyah (ISU) without a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival are subject to a test upon arrival at their own expense. The medical certificate must be in Arabic or English. Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from this requirement.

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.

PCR test result required to travel from Iraq

All passengers departing from Iraq need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory or a clinic recognised by the Ministry of Health in accordance with the test validity requirement of the destination country. If the destination country does not require a PCR certificate, then all passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not less than 72 hours prior to departure. Please follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

If you are unable to obtain a PCR test result before travelling, you will not be allowed to board the 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.

Israel

Last updated: 11 January 2021

Who can travel (direct and transit)?

  • 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 entry approval issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.
What do you need to travel?

All passengers, including citizens of Israel, must complete the inbound passenger 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. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.

Until 31 January 2021, all passengers arriving from any country are subject to a mandatory home quarantine.

All international passengers arriving from all locations must complete the  self-isolation form and present a printed copy of the form with a QR-code at the time of check-in. For more details, please visit https://www.gov.il/en/departments/air-travel-covid19-israel

Foreign citizens who applied to travel to Israel will need to present an entry clearance issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Entry clearance will be issued for exceptional cases only. For more details, please visit https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020.

Foreign citizens travelling to Israel for business purposes from Green locations (UAE is in the Green locations list) must apply for a business entry permit at https://www.gov.il/en/service/foreign-businesspeople-entry-during-covid19.

Passengers who obtained the entry clearance must print it out and present it to the relevant officials at the airport. Passengers must keep the clearance until their pass the passport control on arrival in Israel.

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: 25 November 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Jordan
  • Open to all visitors
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Amman.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Jordan are required to:

  • Present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 120 hours prior to departure. Diplomatic passport holders with a QR code and children under the age of 5 years are exempted from this requirement.
  • Undergo a pre-paid mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.
  • Undergo a 7-day mandatory quarantine at home.
  • Hold health insurance that covers the cost for any COVID-19 treatment. This does not apply to citizens of Jordan.

Passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty are exempt from PCR testing on arrival.

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 to and the transit time does not exceed 6 hrs.

Passengers who have left the United Kingdom less than 14 days prior to the departure to Jordan will not be allowed to enter Jordan.

Additionally, all passengers travelling to Jordan are required to visit www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo 24 hours prior to departure to complete and upload the following documents:

  • Enter the flight details.
  • Complete the health declaration form, the health data form and the commitment form online.
  • Pay for the additional PCR test conducted by QAIA on arrival.
  • Install the Aman application on their mobile phone.

Once the above payment process is completed, passengers will receive a QR code by email for approval to travel, and a PCR test payment confirmation code.

You will be required to present the code, all completed documents, downloads, and pre-paid confirmations to the staff during check-in.

Passengers travelling to Jordan for medical purposes are required to obtain an approval from Jordan Crisis Management through the medical tourism platform https://www.salamtak.gov.jo. These passengers are exempted from obtaining a QR code from www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo.

Investors holding an A or B class investment card, holders of an investor passports 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 (vist 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: 14 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Lebanon
  • Open to all visitors
  • Passengers arriving from Iraq must have a hotel reservation confirmation for 72 hours for either Golden Tulip Hotel, Kanaan Hotels, Lancaster Hotels, Radisson Blu Martinez or Radisson Blu Verdun.

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

Please note, all passengers travelling to Lebanon must:

  • complete a health declaration form prior to check-in. 
  • 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. 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.

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 travelling directly/indirectly from the United Kingdom to Lebanon will be required to undergo further PCR tests and self-quarantine on arrival at their own expense on arrival.

Passengers who travel from and return to Lebanon within 1 week do not require to obtain a new PCR negative certificate before departure back to Lebanon.

Passengers travelling from all African countries, Iraq, Syria and Turkey:

  • All passengers arriving from all African countries, Syria and Turkey will undergo further pre-paid PCR tests on arrival and must quarantine at home for 48 hours until they received their PCR results. This does not apply to children under the age of 12 years, UNIFIL or members of diplomat delegations acting in Lebanon. If you receive a positive PCR test result and require hospitalisation, you must bear all expenses for all treatments, otherwise, you will be subject to legal consequences.
  • Citizens and residents of Lebanon arriving from Iraq are required to quarantine at home for 72 hours from arrival in Lebanon and during which time are subject to further PCR tests at their own expense.
  • All passengers arriving from Iraq must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by Iraq authorities no more than 96 hours from the test result date to arrival in Lebanon. COVID-19 PCR test should be issued by one of the below laboratories:
Baghdad:
  • Dar Al Tamrid Al Khas Hospital Lab, Medical City
  • Yarmouk Medical Consultancy Lab, Baghdad

Basra and Najaf:

  • Any laboratory in any Iraqi district provided the test result is stamped by the Relative Health Department.

Erbil:

  • Any laboratory in the district provided the test result is stamped by the District's Health Department.
  • All passengers arriving in Lebanon must have a pre-paid hotel booking for 48 hours in one of the hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism (passengers without a pre-paid hotel booking will not be accepted to travel): Arjaan by Rotana, Bel Azur Hotel – Jounieh, Bossa Nova Beirut Hotel, Casa D’or Hotel, Citea Aparthotel, Crown Plaza Hamra, Coral Beach Hotel & Resort,Ehden Country Club, Elite Hotel & Spa, Gems Hotel – Makdessi Street, Genfinor Rotana, Golden Tulip Hotel – Hamra, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Hotel De Villa, Imperial Suites, Jiyeh Marina Resort Hotel, Kanaan Hotels, Kings Suites - Hamra, Kempinski Summerland Hotel, Lancaster Hotels & Suites, Le Commodore Hotel, Le Roya Hotel – Beirut, Louis V Hotel, Movenpick Hotel, Parisian Hotel, Plaza Hotel, Radisson Blu Martinez or Radisson Blu Verdun, Resthouse Try Hotel & Resort, The J Hotel & Spa, The Mayflower Hotel – Hamra, Queens Land Hotel & Suites, Queens Suites – Hamra, Riviera Hotel, Royal Tulip Achrafieh, Smallville Hotel or Warwick Palm Beach Hotel, Warwick Stone 55.
The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:
  • Diplomats and their families, officials, official delegations, officers and members of the UNIFIL
  • Passengers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 with a certified medical report. They must take a PCR test at the airport on arrival.
  • Passengers who travel from and return to Lebanon within 1 week do not require to obtain a new PCR negative certificate before departure back to Lebanon. They must take a PCR test at the airport on arrival.
  • Passengers transiting by land to Syria

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.

Passengers will be transported by buses from the airport to the hotels to quarantine until the PCR test results are received. If negative, passengers can return to their place of residence for a further 5 days of quarantine and then undergo a further PCR test in an authorized laboratory at their own expense.

Effective from 14th January 2021, all passengers arriving in Lebanon from Addis Abbaba (ADD), Istanbul (IST & SAW), Adana (ADA), Cairo (CAI) & Baghdad (BGW) must have a pre-paid hotel booking for 7 days in one of the approved listed hotels. This does not apply to passengers transiting these countries. Passengers will be required to quarantine and take a further test on the 6th day at their own expense.

Passengers who travel to Addis Abbaba (ADD), Istanbul (IST & SAW), Adana (ADA), Cairo (CAI) & Baghdad (BGW) and return to Lebanon within 1 week do not require to obtain a new COVID-19 PCR negative certificate before departure back to Lebanon. They must have a pre-paid hotel booking for 72 hours in one of the approved listed hotels and take a PCR test at the airport on arrival. They will remain in hotel quarantine until PCR test results are received. If negative, passengers will continue in home quarantine for a further 5 days.

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.

PCR test required on arrival to Dubai from Beirut

Please note, all passengers travelling from Lebanon to the UAE on or before 31 August 2020 are not required to present a copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate prior to departure.

You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, and will have to quarantine until you receive your test results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days.

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

UAE

Last updated: 14 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to all visitors
  • 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 Dubai-issued residence visa, make sure you can obtain an approval from Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to return to Dubai before booking your flight. Without approval to return to Dubai, you will not be accepted for travel. You can check the validity of your visa at https://amer.gdrfad.gov.ae/visa-inquiry.
  • If you hold a valid residence visa issued by any other emirate, 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.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result and documents required to travel to Dubai

Procedures for UAE residents arriving in Dubai

  • If you are a UAE resident arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests (one no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia*, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria*, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Africa*, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • If you are a UAE resident arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in any country not listed above, you have the option of presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai) or taking a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 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.
  • 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.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here
*Effective from 16 January 2021

Procedures for tourists and visitors arriving in Dubai

  • If you are a tourist arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests (one no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia*, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria*, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Africa*, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • If you are a tourist or visitor arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in any country not listed above, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). However, if your journey originated in the UK or Germany, you have the option of taking a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. This option for tourists and visitors arriving from the UK or Germany will be removed with effect from 16 January 2021.
  • If you are a tourist or visitor arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in a Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia, you have the option of presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai) or taking a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 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.
  • You will need to comply with all the precautionary COVID-19 measures in place in Dubai, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing your hands regularly.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here.
*Effective from 16 January 2021

Procedures for passengers transiting in Dubai

  • If you are transiting in Dubai, 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. You may be required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at any point during your journey.

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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.

Bahrain

Last updated: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Citizens and residents of Bahrain;
  • Citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia;
  • Passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
  • Passengers eligible for visa on arrival;
  • Military personnel

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival

  • All passengers travelling to Bahrain will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests at their own expense on arrival, and will be required to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
  • Children below the age of 6 years and transit passengers are not required to undergo the PCR test of arrival.
  • All passengers must download the BeAware Bahrain App on their mobile phones prior to travelling.
  • Passengers who's stay in Bahrain is longer than 10 days are required to take a further test at their own cost. The cost of 2 tests is BHD 60 and must be paid on arrival or through the BeAware Bahrain App.
  • Passengers eligible to enter Bahrain with an e-visa can apply on evisa.gov.bh.

Please note, that the causeway border crossing between Bahrain & Saudi Arabia is 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.

Kuwait

Last updated: 14 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Nationals of GCC countries are not allowed to enter with a Civil ID card except for nationals of Kuwait with a Civil ID card if they used the card when they departed from Kuwait.
  • Passengers holding a valid Kuwait Civil ID issued through "Kuwait Mobile ID" app are permitted to use this ID to return to Kuwait. It should be presented on the device through the "Kuwait Mobile ID" app.
  • All passengers, except citizens of Kuwait, their first degree relatives and holders of diplomatic or special passports with an Ok to travel authorisation from the Embassy of Kuwait, whose journey originated from, or who have been to or transited through the following countries 14 days before the date of travel, are not permitted to enter Kuwait: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria and Yemen.
  • Domestic workers holding a valid residency permit are permitted to return to Kuwait but they must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days before travelling to Kuwait. The 14 days is calculated from the date of arrival in a country not listed above. All passengers from or who have visited these countries must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days before travelling to Kuwait. The 14 days is calculated from the day after the date of arrival in a country not listed above and the PCR test can be taken after completing the 14 days.
  • Passengers whose journey originated from, or who have been to or transited through the United Kingdom 14 days before the date of travel, are not permitted to enter Kuwait and they must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days before travelling to Kuwait.
  • Passengers from or who have visited these countries must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days before travelling to Kuwait, and present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English by an authorised laboratory in their country of departure. The test should be taken no more than 96 hours prior to acceptance on board the flight.
  • Residents of Kuwait who exited the country after 01 September 2019 are allowed to return to Kuwait, regardless of being outside the country for 6 months, provided they have a valid Kuwait residence permit, and their journey has not originated from, or they have not been in any of the restricted countries listed above in the last 14 days. Passengers from or who have visited these countries must stay in a country not listed above for at least 14 days before travelling to Kuwait.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

  • All passengers travelling to Kuwait need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English by an authorised laboratory in their country of departure. The test should be taken no more than 96 hours prior to acceptance on board the flight. Children under the age of 6 years and transit passengers are exempted from this requirement.
  • If you are unable to obtain a PCR test result before travelling, you will not be allowed 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.
  • Effective from 17 January 2021, all passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers younger than 6 years are exempted from this requirement. Passengers returning to Kuwait within 4 days of staying abroad with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued before departure from Kuwait are exempt from this requirement.
  • Passengers holding a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by the State of Kuwait can return to Kuwait with the same certificate, without having to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test, provided their test result certificate is still valid. The validity period of the certificate is 96 hours and will be calculated from the time of taking the test until the time of acceptance on board the flight.
  • You will be required to obtain an Ok to travel authorisation from the Embassy of Kuwait if you hold a diplomatic or special passport.
  • Additionally, all passengers arriving in Kuwait are required to print and complete a health consent form or present it through the Kuwait Mosafer app.

Employees of the Ministry of Health of Kuwait and their first degree relatives are permitted to enter Kuwait on direct or transit flights providing they hold a valid residency or entry visa for the State of Kuwait.

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: 11 January 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 citizen
  • Citizens of UAE can enter Oman but must travel with their original passport
  • Citizens of GCC countries, who must travel with their original passport.
  • Residents of Oman with valid residence permit. Residents who have stayed outside Oman for more than 180 days are no longer permitted to enter.
  • Passengers with valid pre-arranged Oman visa
  • Passengers eligible for visa on arrival

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers traveling 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 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 1 month.

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.

Travel restrictions on flights from Oman

Citizens of Oman travelling abroad are required to hold an international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 in their destination country.

All passengers travelling on this flight must follow the requirements and safety measures of the transit and destination countries they are travelling to.

Passengers transiting to Doha via Muscat

Passengers who are eligible to enter Qatar are permitted to transit via Muscat to Doha with Qatar Airways provided they adhere to the following conditions:

  • Minimum connecting time is 60 minutes.
  • Passengers must hold a valid return ticket with flydubai to their point of origin.
  • Separate tickets Dubai (DXB) – Muscat (MCT) and Muscat (MCT) – Doha (DOH) can be accepted.
  • Baggage to be tagged only to Muscat (MCT). Re-tagging will be done in Muscat (MCT) to Doha (DOH) at the transfer desk.
  • Passengers must be eligible and hold the required documents to enter Doha.
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: 14 January 2021

Who can travel?

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Qatar:

  • Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (not allowed to enter with a national ID card)
  • Passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Qatar
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar. They must have 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 United Arab Emirates. They must travel together.
  • Domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and 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.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved testing center listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx.

Passengers are subject to home quarantine or quarantine in a hotel for 7 days; details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx.This does not apply to:

  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Maldives (Safe Travel Bubble package only), Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam;
  • Passengers with a Diplomatic ID issued by the MOFA of Qatar and their family members.

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: 10 January 2021

Who can travel?

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia

  • Citizens of Saudi Arabia, their family members and domestic workers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizen
  • Citizens of UAE can enter but must travel with their original passport*
  • Citizens of GCC countries who have not been in Argentina, Brazil, India, South Africa or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days.
  • Expatriates with valid entry/exit visa, resident visa (Iqama) and visit visa (business, work, family) who have not been in Argentina, Brazil, India or Russia in the past 14 days.
  • Passengers holding Umrah visa (to Jeddah and Madinah only)

All passengers must travel with their original passport, except citizens of Saudi Arabia, who can travel with their national ID.

Citizens of Saudi Arabia arriving from Argentina, Brazil, India, South Africa or the United Kingdom without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate are subject to a 14-day home quarantine. Passengers arriving with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate are subject to a 7-day home quarantine. Passengers arriving from all other countries are subject to a 7-day mandatory home quarantine or at least 3 days of quarantine with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate.

The following categories of passengers are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia:

  • Passengers holding tourist or Hajj visa 
  • Passengers travelling from Argentina, Brazil, India or Russia (except citizens of Saudi Arabia, their family members and domestic workers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizen) 

All passengers must complete and present disclaimer form to the carrier before arrival.

Please note, onward connecting flights from Saudi Arabia airports are not permitted until further notice.

Travel restrictions on the flights from Saudi Arabia

  • Due to travel restrictions, citizens of Saudi Arabia need to get an approval from The Ministry of Interior prior to leaving the country. 
  • All passengers must travel with their original passport, except citizens of Saudi Arabia, who can travel with their national ID, subject to final destination entry requirements.
  • All passengers travelling from Saudi Arabia must follow the immigration requirements and safety measures of the transit and destination countries they are travelling to.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Saudi Arabia
  • All passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by an authorised laboratory. The test must be taken by an authorised laboratory no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Citizens of Saudi Arabia and children under the age of 8 years are exempt from this 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.

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