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: 31 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

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.

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 travelling from and arriving to.

Eritrea

Last updated: 09 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Djibouti

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

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

Passengers are subject to a rapid antigen test on arrival.

All passengers are required to enter 7 days mandatory institutional quarantine at their own expense on arrival.

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

Ethiopia

Last updated: 06 December 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel to Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

The RT-PCR test result should display the following:

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

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

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: 24 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Please note that all passengers, except citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin, need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result issued in English or Arabic. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals of South Sudan origin are subject to 14-day home quarantine if they are unable to obtain a PCR certificate.

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

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

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

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

Sudan

Last updated: 07 February 2021

Who can travel?

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

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.

Passengers arriving from the Netherlands, South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English. Children aged 6 years and below are exempt from this requirement. Passengers are also subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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

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

Tanzania

Last updated: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

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

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

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions to Afghanistan

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

Georgia

Last updated: 11 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Nationals and residents of Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
  • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
  • Nationals and residents of Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia and Lithuania arriving from Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia or Lithuania.

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

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

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

Passengers who have been in the United Kingdom within the last 14 days will be quarantined for 12 days on arrival at their own expense.

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

Kazakhstan

Last updated: 17 March 2021

Who can travel

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

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 a 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 a 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: 30 January 2021

Who can travel

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

Effective from 23rd January, all passengers, including citizens of Kyrgyzstan, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Kyrgyzstan. Passengers younger than 8 years and passengers with a diplomatic passport are exempt.

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

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

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

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

PCR test result required for transit passengers

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

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

Uzbekistan

Last updated: 22 March 2021

Who can travel

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

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 2 years are exempt from this requirement.

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

Europe

Albania

Last updated: 05 Apr 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Albania
  • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
What do you need to travel?

There are no PCR requirements to travel to Albania.

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

Armenia

Last updated: 19 November 2020

Who can travel?

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

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.

Austria

Last updated: 23 January 2021

Who can travel?

  • Residents of Austria and persons living in the same household;
  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and persons living in the same household;
  • British nationals and persons living in the same household;
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See);
  • Residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See) and persons living in the same household;
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Austria;
  • Passengers departing immediately;
  • Passengers traveling on business;
  • Passengers visiting their life partner;
  • Students;

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Austria

Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or Antigen test upon arrival and self-quarantine for 10 days.

Effective 15 January 2021, passengers must present a completed Pre-Travel-Clearance upon arrival.

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

Azerbaijan

Last updated: 14 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open only for citizens and residents of Azerbaijan
  • Open to diplomats and holders of pre-arranged approvals. Please check with the relevant embassy prior to making a booking.
  • Ok to board approval must be obtained from flydubai representative in Baku airport prior to acceptance.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel toAzerbaijan

All passengers, 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.

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

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.

Please note that hand baggage will not be accepted on flights to and from Baku:

  • All hand baggage will need to be checked in. 7 kg of hand baggage allowance will be added to your checked baggage allowance.
  • Do not place valuable items in your checked baggage.
  • A small laptop bag or handbag and a maximum of one duty free bag per person may be taken into the cabin.

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

Belarus

Last updated: 15 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

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

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

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

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

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 31 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All passengers travelling on this flight need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. The following passengers are exempted from this requirement:

  • Citizens of Bosnia & Herzegovina, their children and spouses
  • Citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia arriving directly from their respective countries, their children and spouses
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport travelling on duty
  • NATO military

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: 16 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with an immediately confirmed transit through Bulgaria
  • Citizens of Bulgaria and foreign nationals with a permanent long-term residency and their family members
  • British nationals and their family members with one of the following documents issued by Bulgaria:
    • a certificate of application for a new residence permit; or
    • a residence permit which specifies “Type of permit: Article 50 TEU" and with the “Remark" 18(4); or
    • a residence card issued before 31 December 2020; 
  • merchant seamen.

Nationals and residents of Bulgaria and their family members without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test within 24 hours of arrival or will be subject to quarantine for 10 days.
Passengers arriving from any territory or country in Africa are subject to a 10-day home/hotel quarantine 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.

Czech Republic

Last updated: 13 April 2021

Who can travel?

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:
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic residing in the Czech Republic 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 the Czech Republic, and their accompanying family members;
  • Passengers with a D visa issued by the Czech Republic and passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic

What do you need to travel?

All passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal (excluding Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Spain (excluding Canary Islands) or Switzerland must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary or Antigen test result from a test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • Children younger than 5 years;
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by the Czech Republic and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of the Czech Republic.

Passengers arriving from any other country other than Australia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (excluding Madeira), Romania, Singapore, Spain (excluding the Canary Islands), Switzerland, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See) must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • Children younger than 5 years;
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic holding a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point;
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point;
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point;
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by the Czech Republic and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of the Czech Republic.
  • Passengers younger than 21 years who are children of citizens of the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point;
  • Spouses of citizens of the Czech Republic and their children younger than 21 years. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point.

Also, all passengers must complete and present the Public Health Passenger Locator form before boarding. This does not apply to:

  • Children younger than 5 years.
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the 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 passengers with a D visa or a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by a medical facility in the Czech Republic or another EEA Member State at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English.
  • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.

Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Children younger than 5 years
  • Transit passengers with a connection duration of less than 12 hours.
  • Workers of international transport with appropriate documentation
  • Diplomatic passport holders travelling on duty in the Czech Republic and officials of international organizations registered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (if they stay for less than 72 hours in the Czech Republic).
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic, citizens of the European Union, and holders of valid residency visa/permit in the Czech Republic, who have tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 with a printed medical certificate in Czech or English issued by an approved doctor from the Czech Republic or any other country of the European Union confirming that the passenger fully recovered. The medical certificate is only valid for 90 days after the first positive test.
  • Policemen who are escorting people (DEPA etc.)

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; refuelling 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

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

Finland

Last updated: 03 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italy

Last updated: 19 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • Passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
  • Family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
  • Passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy;
  • Passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea Rep., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand;
  • Military personnel.
Passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Australia, Japan, Korea Rep., New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand, are subject to self-isolation for 14 days
 
Passengers who have been in or transited through Brazil in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit until 31 January 2021.
 
Passengers residing in Italy since before 23 December 2020 and who have been to or transited through the United Kingdom in the past 14 days, must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test, based on a nasal swab. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and
  • are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival; and
  • are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
 
What do you need to travel?

 
Until 5 March 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have only been to or transited through Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion and Mayotte), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland must:
  • have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular or antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; and 
  • are subject to self-isolation.

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.

Malta

Last updated: 23 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

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

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, France (Ile-de-France), Germany (except Baden-Wurttemberg), Greece (except Attiki), Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy (except Sardinia and Sicily), Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (except Madeira, Azores), Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (except the Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay or Vatican City without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival, are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.
 
A completed "Public Health Travel Declaration Form" and "Passenger Locator Form" found at https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/ must be presented upon arrival.
 
Merchant seamen must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

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: 13 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • citizens and residents of Poland;
  • spouses and children of citizens of Poland;
  • passengers under the constant care of citizens of Poland;
  • citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, 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, Israel, 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.

What do you need to travel?

Until 18 April 2021, all passengers arriving in Poland are subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival. Passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate with test taken no later than 48 hours after entering Poland or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccination certificate approved by Poland are exempt from the quarantine. Certificates must be issued in English or Polish.  For exemptions and more information, please check https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations.

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

Romania

Last updated: 08 April 2021

Who can travel?

Only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter 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, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • family members of citizens 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
  • passengers with a long-stay visa issued by an EU Member State;
  • passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, 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, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • military personnel;
  • merchant seamen;
  • nationals of Moldova (Rep.) with a biometric passport travelling via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours;
  • nationals of Moldova (Rep.) with a non-biometric passport and a transit visa;
  • students

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Eswatini, France, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestinian territories, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay or Wallis and Futuna Island must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This does not apply to:

  • Children 4 years of age and below.
  • Members of diplomatic missions, consular posts and other representations, accredited diplomatic staff in Bucharest, holders of diplomatic passports, assimilated to diplomatic staff, as well as members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps holders of diplomatic and service passports and members of their families.
  • Passengers holding a SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine certificate (two doses) with at least 10 days between the date of the second dose and the date of entry into Romania.
  • Passengers holding a medical certificate confirming they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival.
  • Passengers with a test proving presence of IgG antibodies taken at most 14 days before arrival
  • Merchant seamen
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.

All passengers are required to complete the Passenger Locator form and present it to the authorities upon 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.

The following passengers are exempt from mandatory quarantine:

  • 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.
  • Passengers who have performed the SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine including the second dose and for which they passed at least 10 days after the second dose until the date of entry into Romania. They must hold proof of vaccination, including the date of administration of the vaccine. The second dose will be made through the document issued by the health unit which administered it, from Romania or abroad.
  • Passengers who have in the past 90 days been tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus with a medical report or by verification of the Corona-forms database and of which at least 14 days have passed since the date of the positive test result received until the entry into Romania.

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

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: 12 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • citizens of Russia and their family members
  • permanent residents of Russia
  • citizens & residents of the United Arab Emirates if arriving on a direct flight from their country of nationality
  • citizens of Armenia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Qatar, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, if arriving on a direct flight from their country of nationality;
  • residents of Armenia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Qatar, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, if arriving on a direct flight from their country of residency.
  • students with a written approval issued by their university. The approval must have been submitted to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Fed. by the university.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers, 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: 12 April 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Serbia
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card
  • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Passengers arriving from a country other than Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.) or the United States must hold a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.

Citizens and residents of Serbia, passengers younger than 12 years – they must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household; passengers travelling on business with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce 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 arrival, or a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. Passengers could be subject to 10 days quarantine. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card.
  • Passengers who are younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.

Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the Serbian authorities do not need a negative COVID-19 test result. Further information about all COVID entry requirements is available on https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/covid-19/travel-requirements

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

Turkey

Last updated: 27 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

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 and merchant seamen are exempt from this requirement. 

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

All passengers travelling to Turkey must complete the Passenger Information form within 72 hours before departure and present a hard or soft copy upon arrival.

All passengers who have visited Brazil, Denmark, South Africa or the United Kingdom within the last 10 days will be subject to quarantine for 10 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.

Ukraine

Last updated: 09 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

All foreign citizens must have a negative result of PCR test taken not later than 72 hours before arrival. This does not apply to children below 12 years, diplomats, crew and merchant seaman and NATO military personnel.

Citizens and permanent residents of Ukraine without a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to self-isolation. They must install the application “Diy Vdoma” prior to arrival.

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

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

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

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: 12 April 2021

Effective from 14 April 2021 (00:01 BST) until 20 April 2021 (23:59 BST), all flights to/from Bangladesh will be suspended.

Who can travel?

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

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 are exempt from this requirement.

Effective 3 April 2021 until 18 April 2021, all passengers, including citizens of Bangladesh arriving from Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay or Vatican City are not allowed to enter Bangladesh.

Passengers arriving from all other countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result with the test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years old. Additionally, passengers will be subject to 14-day mandatory home quarantine. 

Passengers transiting through another country will need to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to departure to Bangladesh and provide a negative result to be accepted to travel.

Additionally, passengers will be subject to a 4-day mandatory institutional quarantine in a government facility or an approved hotel at their own expense on arrival in Bangladesh. Passengers will be released from completing the 14-day home quarantine once a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is provided.

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

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

India

Last updated: 08 April 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of India;
  • Residents of India;
  • Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan;
  • Spouses of Indian citizens. They must present proof of the marriage and a copy of the Indian national's passport;
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet
  • Students, if one of the parents is a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder;
  • Minors, if one of the parents is a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder;
  • Spouses of an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder. They must present proof of marriage and a copy of the OCI card;
  • Single parents of a minor who is a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder;
  • Passengers with a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card;
  • Passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas (Type T)) issued by India;
  • Passengers with an e-visa (excluding tourists e-visa) issued by India;
  • Passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

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

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

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

For travel to Mumbai (BOM)

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

Additional requirement for travel to Bengaluru (BLR)

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

Additional requirement for travel to Hyderabad (HYD)

Additional requirement for travel to travel to Chennai (MAA)

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

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

Maldives

Last updated: 22 December 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

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 the 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 the 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 the 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: 27 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Nepal
  • Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations
  • Holders of a diplomatic passport, travelling on duty
  • Foreign citizens of Nepalese origin
  • Passengers with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate of 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 before departure from the first embarkation point. 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.

All passengers are required to complete the online Travelers Health Declaration form prior to check-in and present the printed copy at the airport.

Passengers must complete the International Traveller form at https://ccmc.gov.np/ before departure and present a printed copy of the form with a barcode at 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 facility is suspended.

All passengers who have been or transited through Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom must hold a confirmed mandatory government hotel booking for at least 5 days on arrival. The booking should be made in one of the listed hotels at https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/attachments/Quarantine_HotelsList.pdf. Passengers will be required to take a PCR test after 5 days at their own expense.

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: 12 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

From 06 April 2021 (00:01 Pakistan local time) until 05 July 2021 (23:39 Pakistan local time), all passengers, including holders Pakistani passport, passengers with a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or a Pakistan Origin Card (POC) holders, who in the past 10 days have been to Brazil, Botswana, Columbia, Comoros, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter Pakistan.

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 72 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, Bhutan, China (People's Rep.), Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mauritania, Morocco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam.

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.

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

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

Sri Lanka

Last updated: 11 April 2021

Who can travel and what do you need to travel?

Tourists and visitors travelling to Sri Lanka

All tourists must hold approved valid Electronic Travel Authority ETA.

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

All foreign nationals, including children and infants, arriving in Sri Lanka must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in English. The test must be taken within 96 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Passengers under the age of 12 years will only be exempt from PCR testing after arrival.

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

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

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

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

Citizens and residents of Sri Lanka travelling to Sri Lanka

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

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

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

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

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary, or
  • a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test is taken at most 48 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

Residents of Sri Lanka must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 96 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

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

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

Effective from 12 April 2021, the pre-paid PCR charges at the airport will no longer apply. Passengers will pay for the required PCR tests on arrival at their own expense directly to the hospital or hotel.

Hotel costs per day are:

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

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

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

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

Quarantine Exemptions

Passengers who have received the required doses against COVID-19 and holding a valid vaccination certificate for more than 2 weeks since the last dose, will only be required to take one (1) additional PCR test on arrival and stay in level one hotel until the PCR test results are available. If the COVID-19 vaccination certificate is not in English, passengers must carry a certified translation. Once the PCR test result is negative, passengers will be permitted to leave from level-1 hotel and the bio bubble with no further quarantine. A discharge document will be issued by respective level-1 hotel doctor. Children under 12 years are permitted to accompany fully vaccinated parents/guardians. Children under 2 years are exempted from arrival PCR and children between 2-12 years will undergo arrival PCR.

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: 17 February 2021

Who can travel?

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

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: 28 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

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

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

All passengers, including citizens of Iran, arriving on a direct/indirect flight, who within the past 14 days stayed in or who have transited for more than 4 hours via Botswana, Brazil, Czech Republic, Iraq, Ireland (Rep), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia are not allowed to enter Iran. This does not apply to holders of service and diplomat passports and members of government services and international organisations. They must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. Passengers will be subject to a RT-PCR test upon arrival and mandatory quarantine until a negative result is received.

All passengers, including citizens of Iran, travelling from or who have transited for more than 4 hours via Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia, Egypt, Estonia, Ecuador, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Lebanon, Malta, Moldovia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Palestine, St.Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates must hold a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. Passengers will have to undergo an additional PCR test on arrival.

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

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

Iraq

Last updated: 14 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Iraq
  • Open to citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Citizens of India require a pre-arranged visa issued by the Embassy of Iraq in the country of departure when travelling to Najaf (NJF).

Passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, USA, United Kingdom or Zambia are not allowed to enter Iraq. This does not apply to citizens of Iraq, diplomat passport holders, officials government delegation, international organizations and associations working employees.

Passengers travelling to Erbil/Sulaymaniyah who have been since the 15 of December 2020 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, USA, United Kingdom or Zambia are not allowed to enter Iraq. This does not apply to citizens of Iraq, diplomat passport holders, officials government delegation, international organizations and associations working employees.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iraq

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

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

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

Passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Luxembourg, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, USA, United Kingdom or Zambia are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to citizens of Iraq, foreign citizens of Iraqi origin, and to passengers traveling to Basra (BSR), Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU).

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

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: 22 March 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 who have stayed more than 72 hours in a country outside of Israel must hold a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR or Q-PCR test result issued less than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight. 

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 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.

All passengers are subject to a PCR test and 10-14 days of home quarantine on arrival. Passengers can pre-register via http://www.check2fly.co.il/ using discount code “ Free 1”. The second PCR test must be done on the 9th day from the date of arrival. Charges may apply. Passengers who present a Vaccination Certificate against COVID-19 (valid as of 7 days after receiving the second vaccine) or an Approval of Recovery issued by Israel for passengers who have tested positive for the virus are exempt.

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: 27 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Iraq, Palestine territories or Turkey and other countries must be issued by an approved laboratory, details can be found at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/Labs-List.html

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

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

All passengers arriving in Jordan must undergo a further pre-paid PCR test. The cost of the test is JOD 28 or equivalent and must be paid before departure at https://registration.questlabjo.com/. Alternatively, passengers can pay at the airport before the flight. The electronic PCR test receipt with a QR code or receipt issued at the airport confirming the payment must be presented to the authorities upon arrival for verification. Passengers who do not hold proof of payment will be charged on arrival.

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

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

Passengers who have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter until 22 February 2021. This does not apply to Jordanian citizens returning on non-direct flights who undergo a further PCR test and self -quarantine on arrival.

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

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

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

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

Lebanon

Last updated: 23 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

Please note, all passengers travelling to Lebanon must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by the local authorities 96 hours from the date of the test result to arrival in Lebanon. 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.

All passengers must complete the “Airport Tracking Registration Form” before departure and present the received approval (SMS or email) at the check-in counter. On arrival in Lebanon, passengers must download and activate the “COVID LEB TRACK” application and present this to the Ministry of Health at the time of taking the PCR test. The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

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

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

All passengers arriving in Lebanon will no longer be required to quarantine in pre-paid hotels on arrival. Passengers will be subject to further pre-paid PCR tests on arrival and will be required to undergo a mandatory 3 days monitored quarantine at home.

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

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

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

GCC

Bahrain

Last updated: 19 February 2021

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.

Effective from 22 February 2021, all passengers are required to undergo an additional COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after arrival in Bahrain at their own expense in addition to the mandatory tests on arrival. Passengers who stay for more than 10 days in Bahrain are required to take a third mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on the 10th day of their stay. Appointments for the COVID-19 PCR tests should be taken on the 5th and 10th day, should be booked through the BeAware Bahrain App. The cost of the mandatory COVID-19 test is BHD 36. Passengers are required to self-isolate on arrival until a negative test result is received. Those who test positive will be contacted by the Ministry of Health.

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: 28 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Citizens of Kuwait.
  • First-degree relatives of citizens of Kuwait and domestic workers with a valid visa.
  • Diplomats, diplomatic missions staff and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Employees of the Ministry of Health and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.
  • Private medical staff and their first-degree relatives with a valid resident visa.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

  • All passengers, including citizens of Kuwait, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English by a laboratory approved by the concerned authorities in the State of Kuwait which are listed on the MUNA app via the https://kuwaitmosafer.com platform where applicable. Until accredited laboratories are listed in the country of departure on the MUNA app, the PCR test certificate can be issued by any laboratory. The test must be done no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers younger than 6 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.
  • All passengers travelling to Kuwait must register on the Kuwait Mosafer platform at https://kuwaitmosafer.com and pre-pay for PCR tests and a mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine prior to departure. Proof of confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in. Passengers are subject to a further 7-day home quarantine and must download the Shlonik application prior to leaving the hotel.
  • All accredited diplomatic mission staff and official visitors to Kuwait are exempt from registration on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and pre-paid PCR tests. However, they are subject to further PCR tests on arrival.
Passengers arriving in Kuwait who have received an accredited vaccine in the State of Kuwait are exempt from institutional quarantine on arrival. They must register on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and pre-pay for the PCR tests at https://kuwaitmosafer.com before departure.
  • Passengers who hold a vaccination certificate - two doses of vaccine and passed more than two weeks since the second dose.
  • Passengers who hold a vaccination certificate - one dose of vaccine and passed more than 5 weeks since the first dose.
  • Passengers who have recovered from coronavirus infection, received one dose of the vaccine and passed more than two weeks.
  • Citizens of Kuwait, who are patients and seeking treatment abroad, their first- degree relatives (Husband, Wife, Son, Daughter) and domestic helpers must hold proof of relationship along with a letter issued by the Kuwait Health Office in the country of treatment mentioning all the passengers' names.
  • Kuwaiti students abroad completing their university examinations and their companion provided they have a letter issued by the Kuwait Cultural Office or Embassy proving they are enrolled in a University abroad along with a certificate from the university confirming the date of examinations. The passengers must travel together with both names mentioned on the letter.
  • Diplomats, their first-degree relatives (husband, wife, son, daughter) and domestic helpers;
  • Medical field workers (with medical profession mentioned on their visa), their first-degree relatives (husband, wife, son, daughter) and domestic helpers (they do not need to travel with the sponsor) with proof of relationship/sponsor when travelling together.

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: 12 April 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
  • Residents of Oman with a valid residence permit. Residents who have stayed outside Oman for more than 180 days are no longer permitted to enter.
  • Passengers with a valid pre-arranged Oman visa

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

All passengers must complete the 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, except for citizens of Oman, arriving in Oman must have a pre-paid 7 days quarantine hotel or institutional accommodation booked via the “Sahala” platform on https://covid19.emushrif.om/. This does not apply to bookings made before the 29th March 2021 inclusive of future date bookings. Citizens of Oman will be subject to home isolation and must comply with all other entry requirements.

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.

Effective from 25 February 2021 (12:00 pm) All passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania are not allowed to enter Oman. This does not apply to citizens of Oman, diplomats, healthcare workers and their family members.

All passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Oman. This does not apply to citizens of Oman.

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

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

  • diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultan of Oman, their family members and diplomats visiting Oman;
  • passengers younger than 18 years if travelling alone;
  • passengers older than 60 years;
  • passengers who are sick and have obtained authorization from the Health Authorities;
  • passengers with a permit for private institutional isolation centres that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector.
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: 13 April 2021

Who can travel?

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Qatar:

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

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 centre listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx.

All passengers must also complete and carry a printed copy of a health assessment form prior to arrival to Qatar. Download the health assessment form. All travellers returning to Qatar are required to download and register on the “EHTERAZ “App upon arrival.

Passengers, including Qatar citizens with diplomatic passports, are subject to hotel quarantine for 7 nights. Bookings can be made via https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/welcome-home-7-night-booking/overview. 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued outside of Qatar. Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech. They must have received: 
    • one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine minimum 14 days prior to arrival,
    • or two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines minimum 14 days prior to arrival. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/w52x7pvb;
  • citizens and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Qatar, if they received two doses of vaccine minimum 14 days prior to arrival. If they have not received the second dose of the vaccine minimum 14 days before arrival, they will be subject to a 7-day home quarantine or until they complete the required 14-day period since the administration of the second dose, whichever is shorter;
  • passengers younger than 18 years residing in Qatar travelling alone or with family members. Family members must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and must have received the second dose of the vaccine minimum 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers older than 75 years residing in Qatar with one escorting passenger. They must reside in the same place as the escorting passenger;
  • pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers with an infant younger than 2 years, residing in Qatar. They must be accompanied by their husband or a relative who must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and must have received the second dose of the vaccine minimum 14 days before arrival. They must reside in the same place as their husband or relative;
  • passengers with a diplomatic ID or an admin card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar;
  • US or NATO military personnel with a military ID card.

Details on exemptions and updates on the travel policy can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx.

You can check the MOPH website for more updates on the green countries list, or on the travel and return instructions, at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID.

All passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar must have an “Exceptional Entry Permit”. This does not apply to the Non-Qatari citizens under the sponsorship of a Qatari citizen when travelling with him/her or one of the first-degree sponsor’s relative or sponsored by a Qatari Company and the owner of the company (Qatari) is travelling with them on the same 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.

Saudi Arabia

Last updated: 14 March 2021

Who can travel?

Effective from 03 February until 17 May 2021 (01:00 hours KSA time), only Saudi citizens and their first degree families, domestic helpers of Saudi citizens when traveling together with sponsor and health workers are allowed to book this flight.

Starting from 03 February, 21:00 (KSA time) until further notice,  passengers who have transited through or have been in the following countries within the last 14 days: Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first degree relatives and domestic helpers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizen when travelling together, health workers and diplomats.

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

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

Please note that passengers holding tourist, Umrah or Hajj visa are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia.

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 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 before the last scheduled departure to Saudi Arabia.
  • 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.

United Arab Emirates

Last updated: 11 March 2021

Who can travel?

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements
  • Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired before 01 March 2020 are not permitted to enter the UAE. You need to apply for a new visa.
  • Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired after 01 March 2020 and was extended until 31 December 2020, you will not be allowed to enter the UAE. You must apply for a new visa.
  • If you hold a UAE resident visa and have stayed outside of the country for more than 180 days, you will be allowed to enter the UAE until 31 March 2021.
  • Passengers holding residence visa issued in Dubai can check their visa status here. Passengers holding residence visa issued in other emirates can check their visa status here.
  • If you hold a valid Dubai-issued residence visa, make sure you can obtain 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?

Procedures for UAE residents and visitors arriving in Dubai:

  • If you are a UAE resident, GCC citizen or visitor arriving in Dubai, regardless of where your journey originated, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). Arriving passengers from the following countries will also be required to undergo an additional PCR test when landing in Dubai: Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria1, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa2, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
    1Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through Nigeria in the previous 14 days. This does not apply to UAE citizens and outbound passengers travelling to Nigeria. Passengers holding diplomatic passports are also exempt.
    2Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through South Africa are not allowed to enter or transit through the UAE. Passengers holding diplomatic passports are exempt.
  • UAE nationals are not required to take a PCR test before returning to Dubai, regardless of the destination they are coming from and the time spent there. UAE nationals will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.
  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. You will also need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority prior to arrival in Dubai.
  • Please note that even if you are not required to take a second PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you may be selected at random to take another test. If you are selected at random to take a second test on arrival in Dubai, you will need to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App and quarantine until you receive your results.
  • All passengers arriving in Dubai need to comply with precautionary COVID-19 measures, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing hands regularly.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here

Requirements for UAE resident visa holders:

Passengers transiting in Dubai:

  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria1, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa2, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Please also make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements.
    1Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through Nigeria in the previous 14 days. This does not apply to UAE citizens and outbound passengers travelling to Nigeria. Passengers holding diplomatic passports are also exempt.
    2Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through South Africa are not allowed to enter or transit through the UAE. Passengers holding diplomatic passports are exempt.
  • If you are transiting in Dubai and your journey originated in any country not listed above, unless mandated by your final destination, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai. However, make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here. To request a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.
  • Please note that if the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

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

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