However, commuters from outside Abu Dhabi must return to the emirate from which they travelled and report their test result to local health authorities. Anyone entering the emirate of Abu Dhabi must complete the EDE scan, whether or not they hold the AlHosn Green Pass. All passengers, except children under 1 year of age, traveling to China must have a negative COVID-19 rapid test certificate before traveling. Harassment and assault: U.S. citizens, especially women, should take precautions against the possibility of verbal and physical harassment or sexual assault when walking alone, consuming alcohol, or taking a taxi. Female travelers should be aware that unintentional actions can cause unwanted attention. Taxi drivers should avoid sitting in the front seat of a taxi and should be aware that “small talk” may be misunderstood by some taxi drivers as excessive friendliness or even a form of suggestion. Female-driven taxis for the exclusive use of female passengers are available at some airports and by sea. Female travelers can recognize these special vehicles by their pink roofs. We strongly recommend that all travelers check COVID testing requirements with your airline before travelling. If you entered Dubai on a visitor visa and want to work, you must obtain a probationary work permit from the Ministry of Labour, valid for up to 3 months. If you do not get this permit and get caught at work during a visitor visa, you risk being imprisoned or fined and deported. For more information on what visitors need to do before travelling and what will happen when they arrive in Dubai, visit the Emirates Airline website.

If you plan to travel on an international cruise that is scheduled to call at a port in the United Arab Emirates, contact your travel agent for the latest information. Entry and stay rules in Abu Dhabi may change in the short term. You should check the current requirements on the Abu Dhabi Media Office website and the Emirates News Agency website. This does not apply to official delegations, UAE nationals, diplomats and UAE Golden Visa holders. However, you will need to undergo a PCR test before departure and upon arrival in the UAE, in addition to a 10-day quarantine upon entry into the UAE. Travellers departing from and transiting through the UAE will be prohibited from leaving the UAE if criminal or civil proceedings are brought against them. This includes travelers who simply transfer to the UAE without wanting to leave the airport. Travelers were arrested at the airport and their passports confiscated due to pending financial cases, unresolved disputes, late credit card payments, and previously unknown cases to the traveler. In such cases, some people were arrested and detained for long periods.

Individuals are not allowed to leave the UAE until legal matters are fully resolved. This applies to all people, whether they are in the UAE as residents, tourists or simply transit passengers. UAE residents can check with UAE authorities if they are prohibited from leaving Dubai or Abu Dhabi due to ongoing business. More information about this process can be found on the UAE Government portal. The UAE has suspended entry for all travellers from or transit: If you`re travelling to the UAE, our travel advice and updates will give you practical advice and useful information. People of different nationalities must meet different criteria to obtain a valid visa to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read on to learn all about obtaining a UAE visa while traveling to one of the emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, um Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah) Penalties: When you travel in or through the UAE, you are subject to its laws, even if you are a US citizen. If you plan to travel with prescribed or over-the-counter medications for your personal use, you must meet the specific requirements of the United Arab Emirates for your medication to be allowed to enter the country. Passengers who have travelled to the countries listed below within the 14 days prior to their intended visit to Dubai will not be allowed to enter the emirate: Passengers who have stayed in or transited through the countries listed below within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Dubai: All passengers travelling from the France to Dubai, Germany, Spain or Switzerland are allowed to travel if they have: Drugs: A law passed in January 1996 imposes the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers.

Possession of traces of illicit drugs has resulted in lengthy prison sentences for foreign citizens travelling to or transiting through the UAE. Bail is generally not granted to people charged with drug-related offences. You should consider checking with your transportation company or travel agency to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements. For more information, please contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you are visiting. It is mandatory that your original passport (not a travel document) has not expired within 6 months of the expected date of arrival in the UAE. Permission must be requested in advance. To obtain authorization before travel, you can apply for authorization online using the electronic application form on the website of the Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE authorities point out that applications are usually processed within 5 working days. COVID-19 entry requirements are subject to change on short notice, and all UAE travelers are strongly advised to check details with their airline prior to departure before traveling. For more information, visit the websites of British Airways, Emirates and Etihad. More information is also available on the IATA Travel Centre website.

Travelers to the UAE do not need to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to travel if they are fully vaccinated or if they: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE. If you have a residence permit, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months to travel to the UAE. Ask about the quarantine policy for travelers to Dubai. Unvaccinated travellers from the UK to Dubai may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. For more information, visit the Emirates Airlines website. All passengers travelling to Dubai from the UK must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours prior to departure. Note that NHS test certificates are not accepted for travel from the UK. Travelers with prescription drugs must have their prescriptions dispensed by licensed physicians and certified by the relevant authorities.

In order to obtain a U.S. To be fully authenticated, it must be certified by the Secretary of State of the state where the prescribing physician is authorized, then by the U.S. Department of State, and finally by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC. More information on the legalization of documents can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on the websites of the embassy or consulate general. The certificate must be an RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Only passengers with negative COVID-19 RT PCR test certificates issued by trusted laboratories and certified with a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes should be accepted for travel on the flight. Check if you need a visa(Opens an external website in a new tab). Depending on your nationality, you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your pre-arranged visit visa (Opens page in the same tab) from Dubai Immigration before your trip.

List of terrorist organisations: 15. In November 2014, the UAE government announced a list of 85 groups it considers terrorist organizations. While many of these groups — including two U.S.-based organizations — are not on the U.S. State Department`s list of foreign terrorist organizations, all travelers to the UAE are subject to UAE law on UAE territory. Individuals associated with groups listed in the United Arab Emirates could be detained at the UAE borders, their assets frozen and/or prosecuted for membership in a terrorist organization. Travelers can get a 30-day tourist visa, a 14-day service visa, or even a hotel or travel agency visit visa, but must first make a reservation. They will then need to submit a copy of their passport and other documents to the hotel or travel agent along with their plan and arrival date. The hotel or organization will fax you a copy of the visa when it is ready. As of December 30, 2021, vaccinated residents and visitors must have a Green Pass on their Al Hosn app to enter Abu Dhabi. Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result received within 96 hours of entry. In addition, all commuters (passengers and vehicle drivers) travelling to Abu Dhabi will be scanned by EDE devices at the border to obtain permission to enter the emirate.

The protocols in place at all borders of Abu Dhabi may affect your travel times due to expected traffic jams. All tourists and residents of the UAE must obtain prior permission before transporting certain types of medicines, narcotics or chemicals to or via the UAE. The Ministry of Health and Prevention`s online service allows travellers to obtain prior authorization if they are transporting certain narcotics, as well as controlled and semi-controlled drugs.