Dubai Removes PCR Test Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers

Fully-vaccinated travelers arriving in Dubai no longer need to provide a negative PCR test report since the emirate relaxes coronavirus-related entry restrictions. 

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As of 26th February 2022, fully vaccinated travelers can enter Dubai without needing to provide a negative PCR test report.

Passengers will only need to present a valid vaccination certificate with a QR code. 

Those who have not received the full coronavirus vaccine still need to have a negative PCR test that must be taken within 48 hours before departure.

This move was part of the recent new coronavirus-related rules implemented by the emirate. 

Recently, the United Arab Emirates has observed a significant decrease in new coronavirus cases, which with high vaccination jab rates give the green light to relax the travel restrictions.

Recent changes in local restrictions

Dubai authorities also announced that masks now become optional acrossoutdoor areas not only in Dubai but throughout the entire UAE. Wearing masks remains obligatory in indoor public spaces though. 

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and introduced restrictions then, restaurants and shisha cafés have returned to 100 % capacity. However, according to the UAE's law, smoking zones must remain two square meters of space per person. 

Abu Dhabi has also removed the green list system. Moreover, a green Al Hosn pass previously required to cross the border between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has also been lifted. The pass is still required to access public spaces, like restaurants and malls. 

Dubai e-Visa

Foreign travelers from eligible countries can take advantage of a great online solution, which is an electronic visa.

The UAE e-Visa enables travelers to visit any of the emirates, including Dubai, for a short-term stay.

Its holder can travel to Dubai for tourism, business, or transit-related purposes

As a single-entry permit, e-Visa allows a traveler to enter the UAE only once and stay for up to 1 month. 

Dubai visa application should be submitted 3 business days in advance.

Katarzyna Żyła

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