Travel requirements by country

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

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

Africa

Djibouti

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Djibouti

Please note, all passengers traveling on this flight will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at their own expense. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be quarantined either at a government hospital, a designated hotel or your home (depending on your condition) at your own expense. If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive.

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

Ethiopia

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

RT-PCR test result required to travel to Ethiopia

Please note, that all passengers need to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate in English. You should arrive to Ethiopia within 120 hours (5 days) from the time of taking the test. Children under the age of 12 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, but they must undergo a 14-day self-quarantine on arrival.

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

The RT-PCR test result should display the following:

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

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

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

South Sudan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of South Sudan
  • Open to all visitors
  • Visa on arrival is currently suspended for entry into South Sudan for all passengers, except citizens of Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, and passengers of South Sudan origin.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

Please note that all passengers, except citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals with South Sudan origin travelling to South Sudan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result issued 72 hours prior to arrival. Citizens of South Sudan and foreign nationals with South Sudan origin are subject to 14-day home quarantine, if they are unable to obtain a PCR certificate.

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

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

Sudan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test requirements

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

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test for Tanzania

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

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

Uganda

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Uganda

All passengers travelling to Uganda need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an authorised laboratory in the country of origin no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of the first flight of their itinerary. Children below the age of 3 years are exempt from this requirement.

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

PCR test result required to travel from Uganda

All passengers travelling on this flight need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Children below the age of 3 years travelling with their parents are exempt from this requirement.

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

Central Asia

Afghanistan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions to Afghanistan

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

Kazakhstan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel

  • Kazakhstan citizens and residents are allowed to travel on repatriation flights from Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan
  • passengers travelling on business to Tengiz Field
  • citizens of Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Kazakhstan, The Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, The Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, The United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members
  • passengers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan authorities after 16 March 2020
  • passengers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan authorities before 16 March 2020 and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  • passengers travelling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Kazakhstan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued 72 hours prior to arrival to Kazakhstan. Citizens of Kazakhstan who do not hold a negative certificate will be subject to PCR test and 2-day quarantine on arrival in locations specified by the health authorities. All passengers will be subject to thermal screening on arrival and are subject to further PCR testing, if required.

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel

Citizens of UAE can book to travel to Kyrgyzstan.

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Kyrgyzstan:

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

What do you need to travel?

Rapid COVID-19 test required to travel

All passengers travelling on this flight, except citizens of Kyrgyzstan, will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test before the flight. You'll need to get a negative result and a “fit to travel” sticker on your passport to be accepted for travel. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure.

Testing facility details:

Where: Shabab Al Ahli Football Club (near Al Mullah Plaza), Al Nahda street
When: 08:00 - 13:00 (including Fridays and Saturdays)
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 Kyrgyzstan need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Kyrgyzstan. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan, children below the age of 7 years and passengers with diplomatic passport are exempt from this requirement.

Visa on arrival

Please note, visa on arrival 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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel

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

What do you need to travel?

Rapid COVID-19 test required to travel

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

Testing facility details:

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

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

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

PCR test result required for transit passengers

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

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

Uzbekistan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

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 no more than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from this requirement but need to undergo a PCR testing on arrival before immigration check at their own expense.

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

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

Europe

Armenia

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Armenia

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

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

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

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

Azerbaijan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel toAzerbaijan

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

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

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

PCR test result required to travel from Baku

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

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travelBosnia and Herzegovina

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

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Bulgaria
  • Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), and their spouses and children
  • British citizens and their spouses and children
  • Citizens of Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See), and their spouses and children
  • Passengers with a "D" visa issued by Bulgaria
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty, and their family members
  • Passengers with an Alien's passport issued by Estonia and Latvia
  • Passengers traveling as students
  • Deadheading crew
  • Military personnel

What do you need to travel?

Passengers arriving from countries marked with an asterisk * above - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Kuwait, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Ukraine - need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours 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.

Romania

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Quarantine on arrival

Passengers arriving in Romania from the following countries must self-quarantine for a period of 14 days on arrival: Andorra, Austria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, Belgium, Belize, Cape Verde, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Guam, Hungary, Iraq, The Republic of Ireland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Israel, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Maldives, Netherland, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Oman, Qatar, Slovakia, Saint Maarten, Spain, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom and The United States of America.

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

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

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

Serbia

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions to Serbia

Please check IATA travel regulations at the below link prior to booking a flight to Serbia. Return ticket might be required depending on your visa type.

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

Ukraine

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Ukraine
  • Certain types of foreign citizens:
    • Family members of citizens* (first line relatives)
    • Passengers with work permit in Ukraine*
    • Technical specialists arriving on an invitation from Ukrainian enterprises*
    • Passengers transiting through Ukraine within 48 hours*
    • Students studying in Ukraine*
    • Members of Ukrainian military forces*
    • Residents (permanent or temporary)
    • Heads and members of official organizations arriving on official invitations*
    • Crew members*
    • Public (cultural) persons arriving on invitation escorted by one assistant each*
    • Sportsmen arriving to participate in official competitions with assistants*
    • Persons transporting organs or materials for transplantation*
    • Persons arriving for medical treatments at health care institutions of Ukraine*
    • Persons who are recognized as refugees or persons in need of additional protection
    • Persons who hold a travel document issued to refugees or stateless persons**
    • Diplomats and their family members or persons invited by the ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine
    • Military instructors

*These types of passengers must have medical insurance issued by a company with local office in Ukraine.

**These types of passengers must have one of the following visas issued by Ukraine: C-03, C-05, C-07, C-09, C-12, C-15, C-16, C-17, D-01, D-02, D-03, D-04, D-05, D-13, D-10, D-14 or D-15.

Please check the full list of exceptions on the Ukraine government portal.

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions to Ukraine

Passengers travelling to Ukraine will be subject to thermal screening prior to acceptance on board and must have a valid medical insurance provided by a Ukrainian insurance company or an international insurance company in partnership with a Ukrainian insurance company. It can be purchased via https://visitukraine.today/

Please remember to carry your own travel hygiene pack with enough face masks and gloves to last you throughout your entire journey.

Passengers travelling to Ukraine have the following options on arrival:

  • Download the Dii Vdoma app and self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Take a PCR test on arrival at your own cost and if the test result is negative, you will not need to self-isolate but need to download the Dii Vdoma app.
  • If you already hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure, you will not need to self-isolate or download the Dii Vdoma app.

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Rapid COVID-19 test required to travel

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

Testing facility details:

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

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

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

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

PCR test result required for transit passengers

All passengers transiting through Dubai to Bangladesh need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Only citizens of India can book to travel to India.
  • UAE nationals (including diplomats) with a valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) guidelines dated 30 June 2020
  • Passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet
  • Students/Minors if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder
  • Spouses of nationals of India
  • Single parents of a minor who is national of India or OCI card holder
  • Passengers returning from a neighboring country via India to their country of residence
  • Passengers with diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas
  • Passengers with a visa or an e-visa issued after 30 June 2020 by India.
  • Passengers holding a Persons of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) are permitted to enter India until 31 October 2020.
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit Delhi (DEL).
  • Visas and e-visas issued before 30 June 2020 are invalidated except for Diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations or project visas/all category of Employment visas; airline crew; Business visa (excluding B-3 visa for sports).
  • Citizens of India stranded outside the UAE are permitted to transit through Dubai if they are travelling on repatriation flights to India with flydubai.

The following passengers are now permitted to enter India:

  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) staff
  • Foreign diplomats and their family members
  • Foreign nationals holding medical visas with an approval issued by the Ministry of External Affairs via the Embassy of India in their country of origin

What do you need to travel?

PCR test and documents required on arrival to India

  • On arrival, all passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test and an institutional quarantine of 7-14 days at their own expense depending on the requirements laid down by the state in which they arrive.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

PCR test result required to travel to Hyderabad

  • Only citizens of India who live in the state of Telangana or Andhra Pradesh can book to travel to Hyderabad Airport (HYD).
  • All passengers travelling to Hyderabad are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of departure.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

PCR test result required to travel to Chennai

  • Only citizens of India who live in the state of Tamil Nadu can book to travel to Chennai Airport (MAA).
  • All passengers travelling to Chennai are required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of arrival.
  • Passengers arriving in Tamil Nadu are required to present a printed copy of e-pass in order to proceed with home quarantine. The e-pass can be applied on tnepass.tnega.org.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

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

  • On arrival all passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test and an institutional quarantine of 7-14 days at their own expense depending on the requirements laid down by the state in which they arrive.
  • Passengers arriving in Tamil Nadu are required to present a printed copy of e-pass in order to proceed with home quarantine. The e-pass can be applied on tnepass.tnega.org.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

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

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

  • All passengers travelling on this flight to Kolkata are required to present two printed copies of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours of departure. 
  • On arrival all passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test and an institutional quarantine of 7-14 days at their own expense depending on the requirements laid down by the state in which they arrive.
  • All passengers must complete the online self-declaration form and quarantine undertaking information through www.newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure and present a soft copy on your mobile phone or, alternatively, print and complete two copies of the offline self-declaration form to present at the time of check-in.

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

Maldives

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel
  • All passengers, excluding citizens & residents of Maldives, need to present 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. Infants under the age of 1 year and passengers with a dependent visa, student visa or marriage visa are exempted from this requirement.
  • Additionally, all passengers are required to complete health declaration form 24 hours before arrival at https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/.
  • Passengers transiting for more than 24 hours prior to departure to the Male’ (MLE( must redo the COVID-19 PCR test. The certificate must have the name of the passenger as in the passport and name and address of the testing laboratory.
  • If you are travelling on a connecting flight from Male’ (MLE), you must check that the respective borders are open. For foreign citizens with special government approvals should hold a valid document issued by the government authority and will be required to obtain an OKTB (Ok to board) by the airline who will transport the passenger to the final destination from Male’ (MLE).

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

Nepal

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

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 PCR test result certificate. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Additionally, all passengers are required to complete and print a mandatory online form on ccmc.gov.np website and present the printed copy with barcode during check-in.

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: 19 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Pakistan

All passengers travelling to Pakistan must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

The following passengers are exempt from this requirement:

  • Children under the age of 12 years
  • Passengers with disabilities 
  • High level international delegates
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, China, Cuba, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Malawi, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe

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

PCR test result from authorised laboratories required to travel from Pakistan

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

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

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

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

Middle East

Egypt

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers, including citizens of Egypt, need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Arabic by an authorised laboratory in the country of their departure no more than 72 hours prior to departure of their flight to Egypt (whether it is direct or via another country), in order to be accepted on the flight. The test must display the date and time of the sample collection (the 72 hours validity will be from the date and time of the sample collection), must be stamped (any manual editing will not be accepted) and include the test type RT-PCR. Children under the age of 6 for all nationalities are exempt from testing.

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

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

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

Iran

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PCR test result required to travel from Shiraz

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

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

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

Iraq

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of United Arab Emirates
  • Open to citizens and residents of Iraq
  • Open to all visitors
  • Passengers who have been in Iran in the past 30 days are not allowed to enter via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU).

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Iraq

All passengers need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by an approved laboratory in the country of their departure. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure (the 72 hours validity will be calculated from the date and time of sample collection). Children below the age of 12 years travelling to any airport in Iraq are exempt from this requirement.

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

Passengers 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.

PCR test result required to travel from Iraq

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

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

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

Jordan

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel

All passengers travelling to Jordan are required to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

Travel restrictions and requirements to Beirut

Please note, all passengers travelling to Lebanon must:

  • complete a health declaration form prior to check-in. 
  • present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by the local authorities no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Lebanon. Passengers who do not hold a PCR COVID-19 negative certificate will not be permitted to board the flight.

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

Passengers under 12 years old and those transiting via Lebanon by air are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate, unless it is required in the country of their final destination.

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

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

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

Basra and Najaf:

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

Erbil:

  • Any laboratory in the district provided the test result is stamped by the District's Health Department.

Passengers travelling from other countries are subject to:

  • further PCR tests on arrival or within 72 hours from the time of arrival in Lebanon at their own expense
or
  • home/hotel quarantine for a period of 10 days from the time of 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.

PCR test required on arrival to Dubai from Beirut

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

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

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

GCC

UAE

Last updated: 28 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Open to all visitors
  • Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired before 01 March 2020 are not permitted to enter the UAE. Passengers holding UAE residence visa that expired after 01 March 2020 are permitted to enter the UAE until 31 December 2020. The residence visa must be validated within 30 days of entry. 
  • Passengers holding valid UAE residence visa who have stayed outside the UAE for more than 180 days are permitted to enter.
  • 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 Dubai-issued residence visa, make sure you can obtain an approval from Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to return to Dubai before booking your flight. Without approval to return to Dubai, you will not be accepted for travel.
  • If you hold a 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.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result and documents required to travel to Dubai

Procedures for UAE residents arriving in Dubai

  • If you are a UAE resident arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests (one no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • If you are a UAE resident arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in any country not listed above, you have the option of presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai) or taking a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai. 
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here (use these laboratories if you are travelling from Pakistan). 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.
  • UAE nationals are not required to take a PCR test before returning to Dubai, regardless of the destination they are coming from and the time spent there. UAE nationals will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here

Procedures for tourists arriving in Dubai

  • If you are a tourist arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in one of the following countries, you will be required to take two COVID-19 PCR tests (one no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai and the second on arrival in Dubai): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • If you are a tourist arriving in Dubai, and your journey originated in any country not listed above, you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai). However, if your journey originated in the UK or Germany, you have the option of taking a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
  • If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed here (use these laboratories if you are travelling from Pakistan). 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.
  • You will need to comply with all the precautionary COVID-19 measures in place in Dubai, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing your hands regularly.
  • All passengers departing from Dubai need to follow transit and final destination requirements. Please check travel requirements by country here.

Procedures for passengers transiting in Dubai

  • If you are transiting in Dubai, and your journey originated in one of the countries listed above, you must hold a negative PCR test result (from a test taken no more than 96 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. 
  • If you are transiting in Dubai, and your journey originated in any country not listed above, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. However, make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements. You may be required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at any point during your journey.

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

Bahrain

Last updated: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

  • Nationals of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia are eligible for entry to Bahrain.
  • Visa on arrival facilities is suspended except for passengers with a diplomatic, official, service or United Nations passport.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival

  • All passengers travelling to Bahrain will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests at their own expense on arrival, and will be required to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
  • Additionally, all passengers must download the BeAware Bahrain App on their mobile phones prior to travelling.
  • 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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

What do you need to travel?

PCR test result required to travel to Kuwait

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

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

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

  • Citizens of Oman, their family members and domestic workers under the sponsorship of Omani citizen
  • Citizens of UAE can enter Oman but must travel with their original passport
  • Citizens of GCC countries must travel with their original passport and need to complete and present Traveller registration form at the airport before boarding. The form can be found at https://covid19.moh.gov.om/#/traveler-reg.
  • Residents of Oman with valid residence permit

Travel restrictions on flights from Oman

  • Citizens of Oman travelling abroad are required to hold an international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 in their destination country.
  • All passengers travelling from Oman must follow the requirements and safety measures of the transit and destination countries they are travelling to.

What do you need to travel?

PCR test on arrival to Oman
  • All passengers, excluding citizens of Oman, must hold international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of 1 month.
  • Passengers travelling to Oman for a period of 1-7 days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test, need to register in the Tarassud App and pay OMR 25 for service costs.
  • Passengers travelling to Oman for more than 7 days are subject to COVID-19 PCR test and 14-day monitored quarantine. They also need to register in the Tarassud App and pay OMR 25 for service costs.

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: 25 October 2020

Who can travel?

The following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel restrictions on the flights from Saudi Arabia

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

What do you need to travel?

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

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

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