Entry of tourists to UAE back to pre-Covid rules

All passengers traveling to Dubai are no longer required to present a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or undergo PCR tests. This was reported on the Emirates website. The lifting of all covid restrictions, including PCR tests, was also announced today in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Passengers traveling from or through Dubai must comply only with transit requirements and travel requirements to the final destination, Emirates said in a statement.

Recall that earlier Dubai canceled the mask regime (except for medical institutions) and lifted other “covid” restrictions.

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has also lifted all restrictions related to COVID-19, the Department of Tourism and Culture of Abu Dhabi said on November 8. Travelers will no longer need to take PCR tests or present a certificate of vaccination to visit the attractions of the emirate.

Travelers also do not need to prepare for their trip in advance: they do not need to take PCR tests to enter Abu Dhabi or register for website ica.gov.ae, vaccination certificates no longer matter. Etihad's website does not yet have an update regarding the cancellation of the tests, but this is a technical delay.

Experts expect other emirates to make the same official changes to their entry rules today, incl. Sharjah and its carrier – Air Arabia.

Anna Biryukova

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