The Emirati government has eased COVID-19 entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • As of Feb. 26, individuals who are traveling to the United Arab Emirates, regardless of their departure country, must have one of the following to enter the country:
    • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate that has a valid QR code.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate that has a valid QR code and was obtained within one month before traveling to the UAE.
    • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure for unvaccinated travelers.

Additional Information: More information regarding the new COVID-19 entry requirements and other health policies is available here.

BAL Analysis: Travel restrictions and health requirements may change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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