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United Arab Emirates

Present Situation


Total cases: 733 643

Active cases: 5 929

Recovered: 725 634

Deaths: 2 08

Vaccination count: 9.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-23

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR results required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are required in public spaces
 • Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Allowed
Anyone wishing to the enter the UAE must present a negative result of the RT-PCR test. All travellers will be tested again on arrival. If the test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for as many days as prescribed by the emirate of your residence. If you violate home quarantine rules, you would be liable to a fine of AED 50,000.

The following quarantine guidelines will be applied to UAE citizens, residents and tourists arriving at Abu Dhabi from 5 September 2021.

Vaccinated travellers

Vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green’ countries (https://bit.ly/3hKrkRN) must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and another on day 6 from arrival, if staying in the emirate. They are not required to quarantine themselves.

Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries (https://bit.ly/3C4zhZx) must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and again on day 4 and day 8, if staying in the emirate. They are not required to quarantine themselves.

Unvaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green’ countries (https://bit.ly/3tCqDyD) must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and again on day 6 and day 12 from arrival. They are not required to quarantine themselves.

Unvaccinated travellers arriving from other countries (https://bit.ly/3lfHbIR) must take an RT-PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day 9 from arrival.

Refer to the message posted on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3nqNko5).

*Vaccines must be approved by World Health Organization (https://bit.ly/3A8ENK2).



All travellers must present a negative result of an RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours before flight.

Tests: Negative PCR results required for some countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2021-09-20.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
Abu Dhabi will restrict access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15 to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative.

The restrictions will also apply to gyms, hotels and their facilities, public parks, beaches, swimming pools, entertainment centres, cinemas, and museums, Abu Dhabi's media office said.

Visitors will have to prove they have been vaccinated or have recently tested negative through the country's COVID-19 app, which displays an individual's vaccination and testing history.

The mobile app will show green if the person has been vaccinated or has tested negative.

Individuals who have not been vaccinated will need to be tested every three days to maintain their green status. A fully vaccinated person would do so every 30 days.

The UAE announced last month that from June 6, attendance at live events and social activities, including weddings and bars, would be limited to those who could prove they had been vaccinated.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 5 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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