United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) map

Region: Middle East-West Asia


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
Confirmed round-trip airline ticket or airline ticket to other destination required for entry.
- Transit without visa with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
The UAE does not recognize dual nationality.
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Can apply to extend stay for an additional 30 days.

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-08-01
Dubai reopened to travellers
  1. Effective July 7, Dubai International Airport has reopened to travellers, with the lifting of flight suspension that was in effect since March 26. The flight suspension remains for all other UAE airports.
  2. Effective June 4, the suspension on all regular commercial passenger flight operations, in effect since March 26, was partially lifted to permit transit/transfer at airports.
  3. Effective June 1, foreign nationals who possess a valid residence visa will be allowed to return, following lifting of a suspension of their entry in effect since March 19.
  4. Effective March 19, the issuing of visas on arrival is suspended.
  5. Effective March 17, all visas to all holders of ordinary foreign passports are suspended.
  1. Dubai Airports COVID-19 Update
  2. "Emirates, Etihad to resume transit flights, Qatar Airways adds more"
  3. "UAE launches initiative to repatriate residents holding valid visas"
  4. "UAE temporarily suspends visas on arrival amid COVID-19 developments."
  5. "UAE temporarily suspends visas as COVID-19 declared pandemic"
Conditions Of Entry
  1. Starting August 1, all arrivals, including transits, must have a negative COVID-19 test certificate to be accepted on the flight. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure.
  2. If the UAE government has specified a designated laboratory in country of departure, then lab must be used. If it is not specified, then an accredited lab is to be used.
  3. Travellers may need to take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. If tested at the airport, traveller must remain in hotel or residence until test result received. If the test result is positive, traveller will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
  4. All travellers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete the health declaration form (https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-health-declaration-form.pdf), and give it to the staff at check-in.
  5. Travellers whose final destination is Dubai must complete the quarantine undertaking form given on board (https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form-july.pdf). Hand this form to the Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.
  6. Travellers are required to register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app on arrival.

(Source: "Tourists travelling to, from, and through Dubai" )