Travel Guidelines from India to UAE
Please be informed of the revised travel guidelines from India to UAE
- Holders of all types of visas i.e. employment visas, newly issued residence visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, visa on arrival.
- Passengers holding UAE residence visa when travelling from India will require GDRFA or ICA approval.
- Present a valid Negative Covid-19 PCR Test certificate issued within 48 hours prior to departure and from an approved health service with a QR code.
- Present a Rapid PCR test report conducted at the departure airport within 06 hours prior to departure, with a QR code.
PCR Test Exemptions:
- UAE nationals are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 PCR test before departing for Dubai. They must be tested on arrival in Dubai, irrespective if they are holding a valid negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR certificate from the point of origin.
- Passengers accompanying a 1st degree UAE nationals' relative or domestic workers.
- Domestic workers escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel.
- Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test.
- Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures.
- All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate as per the requirements.
- All transit passengers must complete all the requirements of their final destination.
- Transit passengers from India must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
Published on: 30th Aug 2021