Dubai tour and Travel- Is Dubai Safe to travel?

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • Sandeep Bidari

Travelers from all over the world have long awaited to travel to Dubai and are awaiting the rebound of Dubai tourism. The hit of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak and the global pandemic had postponed the trip and vacation plans of travelers around the world. Bookings and plans had either been canceled or postponed. As one of the major contributors to Dubai's Economy is Tourism, Dubai also suffers a huge loss from the world-wide pandemic and travel restriction.

Now after a long wait, Dubai has reopened its borders to allow travelers from the world who want to travel to Dubai for any purpose. With some safety measures and prevention precautions, The Emirate of Dubai is providing visas for travelers. As of November 23, 2020, the Emirates of Dubai is once again open for tourists. With the changes and modifications in previous safety measurements and precautions, the Emirate of Dubai has set the following rules for the travelers from the respective countries.

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Travelers from the following countries or territories entering Dubai have to follow rules listed below:

Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

  • Travelers have to present a Negative result of the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction(PCR) test which is valid for 96 hours upon the test before the departure time.
  • Travelers from the United Kingdom and Germany have the option to take a complimentary COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
  • Travelers have to present the official Negative COVID-19 PCR Test report certificate in printed form either in English or in the Arabic Language. SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
  • Travelers transiting to Dubai are not required to present the PCR test report unless the departing country or final destination mandated the respective report.

Travelers from the following countries or territories entering Dubai have to follow rules listed below

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • Travelers from the above-listed countries have to show two Negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test reports, one before departure which are valid to 96 hours after the test, and another after arrival in Dubai.
  • Travelers have to present the official Negative COVID-19 PCR Test report certificate in printed form either in English or in the Arabic Language. SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.
  • Travelers transiting to Dubai are not required to present the PCR test report unless the departing country or final destination mandated the respective report.

Test exemptions

  • Children under the age of 12 and individuals with moderate or severe disabilities are exempt from the test. 
  • Designated laboratories are specified by the UAE Government. Travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin for the COVID-19 PCR Test.
  • Travelers from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh, must get their PCR Test certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories specified by the UAE Government.

At check‑in

  • At the check-in points, all passengers have to complete the Health Declaration form submission.

At the time of arrive

  • If you are the travelers from the 2nd listed, You must take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival. The travelers who take the test after arrival in Dubai have to stay in either home quarantine or hotel quarantine until the PCR Test result comes.
  • If the PCR test is positive, you will be required to stay in quarantine/ isolation following the Dubai Health Authority Guidelines.
  • Travelers are required to download the “COVID19 – DXB” Smart App. 

Is traveling to Dubai is Safe?

Dubai is one of the only few countries which has been able to take down the Novel CoronaVirus Pandemic under its control and minimize the damages. With the implementation of the Standard of Health Safety and Safety Measures, the Emirate of Dubai has again opened its tourism. The whole of Dubai is now open for tourists and travelers from around the world who have to follow the rules and standards prescribed by the Emirate of Dubai.

As tourism in Dubai is rebound, most of the travelers have questions and doubts about the safety and the risk. They are asking ‘is Dubai safe to travel to?’ It does not define how safe traveling to Dubai is but if the travelers follow the health protocol and safety measures as prescribed by Dubai, it defines that you have a very low chance of being infected by the SARS-COV2. 

Sandeep Bidari

Sandeep Bidari

"Every corner on earth is superbly amazing and full of wonders!"

He is a passionate travel enthusiastic and nature lover loving to explore the hidden gems hold on by Mother Nature, adventurously and with lots of thrill! As he started to travel and explore the different corners of the world, he also uses to share his feeling and experience gained.