Travel requirements by country

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

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

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

Africa

Djibouti

Last updated: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test 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.

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

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

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

Eritrea

Last updated: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Eritrea

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

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

Passengers are subject to a rapid antigen test on arrival.

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

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

Ethiopia

Last updated: 20 June 2020

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel to Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

The RT-PCR test result should display the following:

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

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

Effective from 18 June 2021 (23:59 Ethiopia LT), Ethiopian immigration has temporarily suspended visa on arrival and e-visa provision for all passengers.

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

South Sudan

Last updated: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

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

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

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

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

Sudan

Last updated: 21 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

Until 30 June 2021, all passengers arriving from or have transited through India within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Sudan.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test requirements

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

Passengers arriving from Egypt or Ethiopia must have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result issued within the last 72 hours before departure and are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

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

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

Tanzania

Last updated: 19 May 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test for Tanzania

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

All passengers must complete a Traveler's Surveillance form at https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz within 24 hours of arrival and present it to the Port Health Authorities. Passengers may be subject to medical screening and further COVID-19 Rapid test on arrival at their own cost. The cost of the test is USD 25. If the test result is positive, non-residents will be required to isolate for 14 days in government-designated hotel at their own expense.

Passports and passport replacing documents of all visitors must contain at least 1 unused visa page.

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

Uganda

Last updated: 14 May 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Uganda

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.

Please note that Uganda visitors must have a confirmed return or onward flight ticket.

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

Passengers travelling from Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America should consider postponing non-essential travel to Uganda. All passengers including citizens of Uganda will be subject to a further PCR test on arrival. This does not apply to passengers with a vaccination certificate (2 doses).

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

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

 

Central Asia

Afghanistan

Last updated: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

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

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

Kazakhstan

Last updated: 15 June 2021

Who can travel

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

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

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

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

Kyrgyzstan

Last updated: 20 June 2021

Who can travel

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

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

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

All passengers, including citizens of Kyrgyzstan, must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completed doses) issued in paper or digital format. This does not apply to:

  • Members of the official delegation of foreign states and international organizations travelling at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.  
  • Members of the crew of aircraft.
  • Children below the age of 5 years.
  • International observers of the electoral process in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Rapid COVID-19 test required to travel

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

Testing facility details:

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

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

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

PCR test result required for transit passengers

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

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

Uzbekistan

Last updated: 22 April 2021

Who can travel

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

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

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

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

 

Europe

Albania

Last updated: 21 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

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

What do you need to travel?

There are no PCR requirements to travel to Albania.

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

Armenia

Last updated: 23 May 2020

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Armenia

All passengers travelling to Armenia are required to:

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

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

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

Austria

Last updated: 04 May 2021

Who can travel?

  • citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and persons living in the same household;
  • residents of Austria and persons living in the same household;
  • passengers arriving from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the Vatican City (Holy See);
  • residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), 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) and persons living in the same household;
  • passengers with a confirmation of the application pursuant to Art. 18 Para. 1 of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union;
  • passengers with a "D" visa issued by Austria;
  • passengers departing Austria immediately after arrival;
  • passengers travelling on business;
  • passengers visiting their life partner;
  • students.

Entry is not permitted to the citizens of all other countries when arriving from any country except those listed above.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Austria

Before departure, passengers must complete a "Pre-Travel Clearance" form and present the confirmation on arrival. The form can be found at https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html. This does not apply to transfer passengers with confirmed onward travel.  

Passengers who arrive from or have been in a country other than Australia, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore or Vatican City (Holy See) in the past 10 days must:

  • have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival; or
  • have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival; or
  • take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours after arrival.

This does not apply to passengers who are younger than 10 years.

Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.

Passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, India or South Africa in the last 10 days must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival and they are also subject to quarantine for 10 days.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017.

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

Azerbaijan

Last updated: 21 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Until 01 August 2021:
    • Citizens and residents of Azerbaijan.
  • Until 05 July 2021:
    • passengers with an official invitation letter issued by the Organizing Committee of the European Football Championship matches in Baku or by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA). They must travel in connection with the organization of the European Football Championship 2021 in Baku;
    • passengers with a document confirming accreditation issued by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). They must travel in connection with the organization of the European Football Championship 2021 in Baku;
    • passengers with a document proving the purchase of a ticket for the European Football Championship 2021 matches in Baku. They must be nationals of the countries represented by the football teams participating in the matches held in Baku;
    • stateless persons with a document proving the purchase of a ticket for the European Football Championship 2021 matches in Baku. They must be permanent residents of the countries represented by the football teams participating in the matches held in Baku.
  • Heads and staff of foreign embassies and consulates accredited in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their family members.
  • Foreign citizens, one of whose parents, siblings, spouse or children are citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Foreign citizens with a valid work permit of Azerbaijan. Foreign citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in Azerbaijan.
  • Effective from 21 June 2021, citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Israel, Hungary, Qatar, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are allowed to enter with the conditions mentioned below:
    • Passengers over 18 years old must hold a COVID-19 vaccination (with QR code) confirming the completion of the full course of vaccination, or an official certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (With QR Code) as well a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure. 
    • COVID-19 vaccination or an immune certificate must have electronic verification attributes and shall be checked at the time of check-in and boarding. 
    • Passengers aged between 1 to 18 years must hold a COVID-19 PCR negative certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure of flight.
    • Infants below 1 year old are exempted from PCR requirements.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan. 

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

Belarus

Last updated: 07 May 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

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

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

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

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

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 14 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required

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

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

Passengers arriving from other countries must have:

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

This does not apply to:

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

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

Bulgaria

Last updated: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

Until 31 July 2021, passengers arriving from Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Bhutan, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe, are not allowed to enter Bulgaria. This does not apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members;
  • passengers with:
    • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, written in Latin characters; or
    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival, written in Latin characters; or
    • a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result certificate from a test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

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 following passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival, written in Latin characters; or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival, written in Latin characters; or a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.  The accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V:

  • Citizens and residents of Bulgaria and their family members*. 
  • Passengers with a British passport with nationality “British Citizen", “British Overseas Territories Citizen" issued by Gibraltar or British Passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom; and 
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Bulgaria; and 
  • Citizens and residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members; and 
  • Citizens of Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Russian Fed., Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, USA and Uruguay.

*Citizens and residents of Bulgaria and their family members without a COVID-19 test or vaccination certificate are subject to quarantine.

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

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

Czech Republic

Last updated: 08 June 2021

Who can travel?

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:

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

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

The following categories of passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result from a test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary:

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

All passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain 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:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling 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, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the 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 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 with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in the Czech Republic if they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.

Passengers arriving from any other country other than Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Monaco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, the Vatican City (Holy See), Zambia or Zimbabwe must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first flight of their itinerary. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a service passport travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
  • 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 of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) 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 of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City (Holy See) residing in the Czech Republic. They must have a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result from a test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • 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 the 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 of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • 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 of the first flight of their itinerary;
  • spouses of citizens of the Czech Republic and their children younger than 21 years. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result with test taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary.

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 travelling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.
  • 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 the Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English; 
  • Passengers with a D visa or issued by the Czech Republic, with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of the Czech Republic;
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep.), Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See).

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

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

Finland

Last updated: 03 March 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia

Last updated: 20 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greece

Last updated: 21 June 2021

Who can travel?

Until 28 June 2021 only the following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Greece:

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Passengers travelling to Greece must present:

  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The passenger's name in the test result must match the name in the passport; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The passenger's name in the test result must match the name in the passport; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The passenger's name in the certificate must match the name in the passport. Details can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 30 day after being tested positive, and a positive COVID-19 antigen, PCR or RT-PCR test taken at least 2 months and at most 9 months before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

This requirement does not apply to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hungary

Last updated: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

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

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

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

Italy

Last updated: 19 January 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Citizens 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: 14 April 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

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

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

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

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

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

Montenegro

Last updated: 10 June 2021

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

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

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

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

This does not apply to:

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

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

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

This does not apply to:

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

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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers arriving in Poland could be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations.

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

Romania

Last updated: 01 June 2021

Who can travel?

Entry to Romania is restricted until 11 June 2021.

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, the 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, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • military personnel;
  • merchant seamen;
  • citizens of Moldova (Rep.) with a biometric passport travelling via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours;
  • citizens of Moldova (Rep.) with a non-biometric passport and a transit visa;
  • students.

More exemptions can be found at https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/.

What do you need to travel?

Effective from 01 June 2021, Romania is removing entry restrictions and COVID-19 test requirements. 

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

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

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

Other information 

Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 11 June 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: 20 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • citizens of Russia and their family members
  • permanent residents of Russia
  • citizens of the United Arab Emirates if arriving on a direct flight from their country of nationality
  • residents of the United Arab Emirates if arriving on a direct flight from their country of residence
  • citizens of Armenia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, 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.
  • passengers with a "Local Organisation Structure UEFA Euro 2021 (LOS)" confirmation letter.
  • passengers with an UEFA fan ID card and valid UEFA match ticket travelling to the UEFA Euro Cup 2021.

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

Please note that e-visa issuance is currently suspended.

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

Serbia

Last updated: 15 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

  • Citizens and residents of Serbia.
  • Citizens of Kosovo with a national ID card.
  • Children younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household. 
  • Passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.) or the United States of America;
  • Passengers travelling on a business trip with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Czech Republic or the United Arab Emirates.
  • Students who are citizens of Croatia studying in Serbia.

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 Hungary, Serbia, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates.

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

Citizens of Slovenia travelling to Belgrade, excluding children younger than 16 years accompanied by an immediate family member, must present one of the following:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Slovenia showing that they received the first dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.

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

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

Slovenia

Last updated: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

Turkey

Last updated: 09 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Until 30 June 2021, passengers must have a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival, if in the past 14 days have been in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa or Sri Lanka. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Passengers arriving from a country other than Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom, must present a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. This does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 6 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival; 
  • merchant seamen.

With immediate effect, passengers who are arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka or have been in these countries in the last 14 days are required to present a COVID-19 negative test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. All passengers will be quarantined for 14 days in government-designated quarantine facilities.

Passengers arriving from Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom, must have a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Passengers arriving from a country other than Egypt, Iran, Singapore or the United Kingdom, could be subject to a PCR test at their final destination in Turkey. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

All passengers travelling to Turkey must complete Traveller Entry Form and present it at check-in and upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

All Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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: 20 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to Ukraine must present:

  • a PCR test issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • express Antigen test SARS-CoV-2 taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated with Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac. The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be in English or translated in English and must include:
    • Full customer’s name/surname, date of birth, gender, citizenship
    • Customer’s signature (or guardian if impossible);
    • Vaccine name;
    • Dates of injections;
    • The name of the manufacturer and series of production;
    • The name of the disease against which was performed a course of vaccination;
    • Signature and stamp of the doctor who implemented vaccination. 

The above does not apply to:

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

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

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

Foreign citizens who are travelling from India or who have been in India at least 7 days during the last 14 days prior to departure to Ukraine are not permitted to enter. This does not apply to:

  • Ukraine citizens;
  • Permanent, temporary residents of Ukraine;
  • Spouses or children of Ukrainian citizens;
  • Employees of foreign diplomatic missions and consular establishments, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ukraine and their family members;
  • Or other foreigners with a permission of Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

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.

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

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

 

Indian Subcontinent

Bangladesh

Last updated: 06 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Effective from 4 June 2021, all passengers travelling on this flight to Bangladesh need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 10 years are exempt from this requirement.

Transit passengers can travel with flydubai on inbound flights from China, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore to Dhaka.

Passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (2 doses) holding a vaccination certificate will be required to undergo home quarantine for 14 days on arrival. 

Passengers who have received one dose against COVID-19 holding a vaccination certificate or not yet vaccinated will be required to undergo 3 days of institutional quarantine at government nominated facilities or hotels at their own expense. Confirmation of the booking must be presented at check-in prior to acceptance. Passengers will undergo a further PCR test on day 3, if negative, passengers will complete the remaining 11 days quarantine at home. 

Passengers travelling from or to Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal (starting from 10 May 2021), Oman, South Africa and Tunisia are not permitted to enter Bangladesh. This does not apply to citizens of Bangladesh returning to Bangladesh. They must hold an approval to return from the Embassy or the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh in the country of departure. Passengers will be subject to a 14-day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at their own expense. A hotel booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in. 

Passengers travelling from Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark or Greece will be subject to a 14-day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at their own expense. A hotel booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in.

Passengers travelling from Kuwait and Qatar will be subject to a 3-day institutional quarantine at government nominated hotels at their own expense. A hotel booking confirmation must be presented at the time of check-in. A further PCR test will be taken, if negative, passengers will continue a further 11 days of quarantine at their home.

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

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

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

India

Last updated: 23 May 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

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

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

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

For travel to Mumbai (BOM)

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

Additional requirement for travel to Bengaluru (BLR)

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

Additional requirement for travel to Hyderabad (HYD)

Additional requirement for travel to Chennai (MAA)

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

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

Maldives

Last updated: 09 June 2021

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.

Effective from 9 May 2021 until further notice, work visa holders travelling from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter the Maldives. 

Passengers travelling as tourists from or who have transited for more than 24 hours through Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and staying in guest houses/hotels on the inhabited islands are not allowed to enter the Maldives. This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists with a confirmed hotel booking on one of the Resort Islands.

Effective from 13 May 2021 until further notice, all categories of visa holders originating from South Asian countries are now temporarily restricted to enter the Maldives. 

Passengers traveling from or who have in the past 14 days transited through Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter the Maldives. This does not apply to healthcare professionals with valid work permits. They must meet the general entry and quarantine requirements at https://immigration.gov.mv/temporary-suspension-for-tourists-originating-from-south-asian-countries/.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

  • All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Infants under the age of 1 year are exempt from this requirement. The test result certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and the name and address of the testing laboratory, type of PCR test taken, date of test taken and the result.
  • 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 check-in 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).
  • Passengers traveling as tourists from or who have transited through India for more than 24 hours are not permitted to enter the Maldives. 
  • Citizens of Maldives and work visa holders arriving from or who have transited through India for more than 24 hours must undergo mandatory 14 days home quarantine and are subject to take a further PCR test within 24 hours upon arrival.

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

  • Special visa holders who will stay in the Maldives for more than 7 days
  • Business visa holders who will stay in the Maldives for more than 7 days
  • Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
  • Citizens of Maldives and work visa holders

Except for the passengers traveling from the restricted countries listed above, all passengers who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Word Health Organization or the required dose(s) of vaccines approved by the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority or any other competent authority of the respective state and at least 14 days have passed after the second dose or required dose(s) are exempt from the home quarantine requirement.

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

Nepal

Last updated: 08 June 2021

Effective from 6 May 2021 (23:59 Nepal LT) until 30 June 2021 (23:59 Nepal LT), all flights to/from Katmandu (KTM) Airport will be suspended.

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. The test result must either be issued by a Government recognized laboratory or must have a bar code or a photo of the passenger. 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: 15 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Pakistan

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

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

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

All diplomatic travelers and their family members must present:

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

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

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

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

Sri Lanka

Last updated: 06 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

All passengers of 12 years and above should undergo a PCR test on arrival and further tests on days 11 and 14. Children below 2 years are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival.

Passengers are subject to meeting the entry requirements.

Tourists and visitors travelling to Sri Lanka

All tourists must hold approved valid Electronic Travel Authority ETA.

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

All foreign nationals, including children and infants, arriving in Sri Lanka must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in English. The test must be taken 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.

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

Hotel costs per day are:

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

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

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

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

Quarantine Exemptions

Passengers 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: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Ecuador, France (Paris 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.

Passengers arriving from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

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

Passengers arriving directly at Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) without a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense. The cost of the PCR test on arrival is USD 30 and must be paid in cash. Passengers will be required to self-isolate until a negative result is received. Passengers who test positive, will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own costs.

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.

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

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

Iran

Last updated: 02 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

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

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

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, Estonia, France, India, Iraq, Ireland (Rep), Lesotho, Malawi, Pakistan, Mozambique, Slovakia, South Africa 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.

Flight crew (pilots) of Iranian airlines who have been to restricted countries (Botswana, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, India, Lesotho, Ireland, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Slovakia, South Africa, or Zambia) for simulator training will be allowed boarding provided that such passengers hold CMC card, Iranian Airline confirmation letter, and an T-PCR test certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure. However, such travellers may face quarantine or home isolation at the discretion of health authorities, regardless of their papers.

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: 13 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

**Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iraq

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

Until further notice:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel

Last updated: 06 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

  • citizens and residents of Israel arriving from these countries, including those vaccinated or recovered, will be subject to home isolation, except for passengers travelling on connecting flights who have been at the airport in one of these countries for less than 12 hours.  
  • passengers with a permit from the Population Authority or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued after the determining date 31/05/2021 or passengers travelling on connecting flights that have been at the airport in one of these countries for less than 12 hours and hold the Population Authority permit from 31/05/2021.
  • All permits issued to citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa and Turkey before 31/05/2021 will require renewal and present the new permit before boarding the aircraft.

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

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

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements on departure from Israel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan

Last updated: 20 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until 15 June 2021, passengers who in the past 45 days have been in India are not allowed to enter Jordan. This does not apply to citizens of Jordan and their family members. Citizens of Jordan and their family members who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India must present a completed Indemnity form. They are subject to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days at their own expense. The hotel cost will be JOD 55 per night excluding service taxes and governmental taxes. Citizens of Jordan and their family members who have been outside India between 14 and 45 days before arrival are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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

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

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

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

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

Lebanon

Last updated: 10 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

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

  • passengers under 12 years old and those transiting via Lebanon by air are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate unless it is required in the country of their final destination;
  • passengers returning to Lebanon within 1 week;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received the last vaccine dose at least 15 days before departure. The certificate must be issued by Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (Holy See), Viet Nam or Yemen. Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

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

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

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

Passengers arriving from Brazil or the United Kingdom must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Lebanon by a laboratory certified by the local authorities along with a confirmed reservation for 5 days and 4 nights at a designated hotel mentioned below. Passengers not holding a valid COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate and a hotel reservation at designated hotels will not be permitted to board the flight.

  • May flower Beirut (Hamra)
  • Royal Tulip (Achrafieh)
  • Alife Apart (Sodeco)
  • Lancaster Tamar Hotel, Hadat, Beirut
  • Gefinor Rotana, Beirut
  • Raouche Arjaan by Rotana, Beirut
  • Riviera Hotel, Beirut

This requirement does not apply to:

  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received the second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before departure;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 90 days before departure;
  • passengers younger than 12 years;
  • national and international diplomats and their families are exempted from hotel quarantine, they must complete a 5-day quarantine at their place of residence.
  • transit passengers by land to Syria
  • passengers below the age of 18 years unaccompanied or with their parents.
Passengers who are arriving back to Lebanon within one week and who travelled during one day of the week and will return on the same day during the following week are exempted to do PCR test before departure and must take a PCR test upon arrival in Lebanon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GCC

Bahrain

Last updated: 06 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Vietnam are not allowed to enter Bahrain. This doesn’t apply to citizens of Bahrain and passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain.

What do you need to travel?

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. Those who test positive will be contacted by the Ministry of Health. Children below the age of 6 years and transit passengers are not required to undergo the PCR test.

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.

Citizens and residents of Bahrain arriving from Vietnam must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. The test result must have a QR code. This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.

All passengers travelling to or via Bahrain from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, India or Pakistan must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test result with a QR code from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. In addition to the current COVID-19 testing on arrival, further tests will be taken on the 5th day and 10th day during their stay in Bahrain. Children below the age of 6 years are exempt from this requirement.

Additionally, all passengers must download the BeAware Bahrain App on their mobile phones prior to travelling.

Citizens and residents of Bahrain are no longer required to present PCR test result if they are fully vaccinated or recovered from the COVID-19 and can provide a certificate via the BeAware Bahrain App.

With immediate effect, all passengers travelling to Bahrain must have a pre-booked hotel quarantine package for 10 days at a government-nominated facility or a hotel licensed by the NHRA. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers who are vaccinated in GCC, the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union member States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan or Singapore. This is not applicable for passengers arriving from or who have transited through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal in the last 14 days.
  • Passengers who have their own or rented apartments contracted on their names or contracted on the names of their first family members.
  • Citizens of Bahrain

Passengers must provide proof of confirmation of hotel quarantine or residence owned or rented by the passenger or first family at check-in prior to acceptance. NHRA licensed hotel quarantine package can be booked on:https://cutt.ly/cnty1By.

Passengers travelling from GCC countries and who are fully vaccinated in a GCC country or have recovered from COVID 19 will no longer be required to undergo PCR testing on arrival. Passengers must present proof of vaccination or recovery as a printed certificate or through an official GCC mobile application. This exception does not apply to passengers between the age of 6 and 17.

Passengers travelling from countries that have mutual recognition of vaccination certificates will also not be required to undergo COVID 19 PCR testing upon arrival if the passenger is able to present proof that they have been vaccinated with a recognised vaccine.

Travellers who are vaccinated in the UK, the EU, the USA and Canada with approved vaccination certificates will be provided with a vaccination certification card proving the acceptance of their vaccination status. Passengers will have to undergo mandatory COVID 19 PCR testing on arrival and must self-isolate until a negative result is returned. They must also undergo further testing on the 5th and 10th day of their stay.

Fully vaccinated passengers from countries not mentioned above who have a valid vaccination certificate with a QR code will be provided with a vaccination certification card proving the acceptance of their vaccination status, must undergo COVID 19 PCR testing and self isolate until a negative result is returned. They will also undergo further testing on the 5th and 10th day of their stay.

Passengers eligible to enter Bahrain with an e-visa can apply on evisa.gov.bh.

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

Kuwait

Last updated: 30 May 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.

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

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The approved vaccines inside or outside of Kuwait are:

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

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

Travelling from Kuwait

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oman

Last updated: 02 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

  • Citizens of Oman, their family members and domestic workers under the sponsorship of Omani citizens.
  • Passengers with a valid pre-arranged Oman visa. If in the past 14 days they have not been in Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania or the United Kingdom.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport travelling on duty

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Oman are required to present a printed negative COVID-19 PCR certificate 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 foreign citizens and residents of Oman including family members and domestic workers of citizens of Oman arriving in Oman must have a pre-paid 7-day hotel or institutional accommodation quarantine booked via the “Sahala” platform on https://covid19.emushrif.om/. This does not apply to: 

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

All passengers, excluding citizens of Oman, citizens of GCC countries and passengers with a free treatment card, must hold international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of 1 month.

Until further notice, passengers who have been in or transited through Egypt and the Philippines in the past 14 days prior to departure to Oman are not allowed to enter the country. 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 Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, 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.

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: 06 June 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?

All passengers entering Qatar must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued by an approved testing center listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx.

Until further notice all passengers travelling from or transiting through a third country from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or the Philippines must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. It must be issued by a testing centre approved by their local health authority.

Effective from 05 June 2021, passengers entering or transiting through Qatar from Vietnam must have a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure of the first the first flight of their itinerary. The test result must be issued by a testing center approved by the local government and must have a quarantine hotel reservation for 10 days made at https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/welcome-home-7-night-booking/overview.

Passengers MUST undergo a 10-day hotel quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility booked via the Discover Qatar website (https://www.discoverqatar.qa/welcome-home/) or a 14-day quarantine at a Mekaines facility, regardless of previous vaccination or immunity against COVID-19. Home quarantine is not permitted and exemptions do not apply for passengers travelling from these countries.

Passengers are also subject to a further COVID-19 PCR test within one day of flight arrival to Qatar while in quarantine.

Government employees from ministries and governmental entities who have been on official missions to these countries for a period of 72 hours or less will be subject to the current protocols that are approved by the Ministry of Public Health.

All passengers transiting through Qatar from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or the Philippines must have the mandatory pre-travel COVID-19 PCR test result certificate and in case they require another PCR test for their onward destination, they can avail it at the airport at a standard fee of QAR 300/- per test.

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, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Viet Nam;
  • citizens and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Qatar stating that they received the second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and their accompanying family members and domestic workers. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm. They must have received:
    • one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before arrival, or
    • tow doses of AstraZeneca, Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech or Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/w52x7pvb;
  • passengers younger than 18 years residing in Qatar traveling alone or with family members. Family members must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and must have received the second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival;
  • passengers older than 75 years residing in Qatar and one escort. They must reside in the same place as the escort;
  • 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 vaccine dose at least 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 MOFA of Qatar;
  • US or NATO military personnel with Military ID card;
  • citizens and residents of Qatar with a positive COVID-19 test result issued in Qatar at most 6 months before arrival.

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.

Please note that all entry documents must be printed.

Visa on arrival facilities have been 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.

Saudi Arabia

Last updated: 14 June 2021

Who can travel?

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

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

From 30 May 2021 until further notice, passengers who have transited through or have been in the following countries within the last 14 days: Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, South Africa are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This does not apply to citizens of Saudi Arabia, their first degree relatives and domestic helpers under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabian citizen when travelling together, health workers and diplomats. They will be subject to a 7-day home quarantine on arrival and must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on day 6.

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

Pre-departure requirements

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

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

COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements 

Citizens or residents

  • Travellers with 'Immune' status in Tawakkalna app who completed their vaccinations against COVID-19.
  • Travellers who have passed 14 days after their first dose, or
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months.

Non-residents and first-time visitors

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

Vaccines authorised by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia:

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

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

Required forms

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

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

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

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

Medical insurance

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

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

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

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

United Arab Emirates

Last updated: 21 June 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: Afghanistan5, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh1, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt3, Eritrea, Ethiopia3, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India1, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon3, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal1, Nigeria4, Oman, Pakistan1, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa4, South Sudan, Sudan3, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda2, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam4, Zambia4 or Zimbabwe.
    1Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is suspended. This does not apply to members of diplomatic missions, UAE nationals, holders of a UAE Golden Visa and those passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka or transiting through Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
    2Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Uganda is suspended. This does not apply to UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, members of diplomatic missions from the UAE or Uganda, holders of a UAE Golden or Silver Visa, or officials and passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Uganda in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Uganda or transiting through Dubai to Uganda is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
    3Passengers arriving in Dubai from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken at a certified lab (in the country from which they are travelling) no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code.
    4Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia*, Namibia*, Nigeria, Sierra Leone*, South Africa, Vietnam or Zambia in the previous 14 days. Passengers should contact the relevant airline for more information.
    *Effective from 23:59 (GMT+4) on 21 June 2021
    5Passengers are not permitted to enter Dubai via Afghanistan from a restricted country (unless they have completed a period of 14 days in Afghanistan prior to entry into Dubai). Restricted countries currently include: Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
  • 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): Afghanistan4, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh1, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India1, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal1, Nigeria3, Oman, Pakistan1, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa3, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda2, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam3, Zambia3 or Zimbabwe.
    1Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is suspended. This does not apply to members of diplomatic missions, UAE nationals, holders of a UAE Golden Visa and those passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka or transiting through Dubai to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
    2Until further notice the carriage of passengers travelling to Dubai from Uganda is suspended. This does not apply to UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, members of diplomatic missions from the UAE or Uganda, holders of a UAE Golden or Silver Visa, or officials and passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities. These exempted passengers must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code. All inbound passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of their arrival. Additionally, passengers will be required to undergo another PCR test when landing in Dubai as well as on the 4th and 8th day from the date of their arrival. All passengers who have travelled from or transited through Uganda in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai from any other point. The carriage of passengers travelling from Dubai to Uganda or transiting through Dubai to Uganda is permitted. Passengers must comply with all entry requirements.
    3Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia*, Namibia*, Nigeria, Sierra Leone*, South Africa, Vietnam or Zambia in the previous 14 days. Passengers should contact the relevant airline for more information.
    *Effective from 23:59 (GMT+4) on 21 June 2021
    4Passengers are not permitted to enter Dubai via Afghanistan from a restricted country (unless they have completed a period of 14 days in Afghanistan prior to entry into Dubai). Restricted countries currently include: Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
  • 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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