EDSC 2024

Visa Information

Travelling to Dubai

Rules as of 26 February 2022

All UAE residents, visitors and tourists can travel to Dubai without an approval from GDRFA or ICP. However, visitors and tourists must meet the visa requirements before travel if they are not eligible for visa on arrival.

Check visa requirements to visit the UAE.


Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), must fulfil one of the below requirements at the airport of departure:

If requested, passengers must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival in Dubai and quarantine themselves until they receive a negative result. If the passenger tests positive, he/she should follow the guidelines issued by Dubai Health Authority.

You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App available on iOS and Android.

If you are arriving from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh or Egypt, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories.

Exemptions for the COVID‑19 PCR test

The following people are exempt from getting a COVID-19 test at the departure airport, but have to undergo a test on arrival in Dubai:

The following people are exempt from being tested for COVID-19: