What Are the Restrictions?
All visitors over the age of 12 must have medical insurance and a negative PCR test completed within the past 72 hours by a nationally recognized body, except for travel from India. You must show the certificate at check-in, complete a health declaration form before travel, and register on the COVID-19 DXB app. You must also have travel insurance.
Visitors from more than 50 countries, including Georgia, Ukraine, Russia must take an additional test on arrival.
List of 50 countries
As of May 5, 2021 the list of the 50 counties that need additional testing at arrival is the following.
"Passengers arriving in Dubai from the following countries will be required to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport:
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe."
An updated list of counties for future reference is here.
Covid Situation in UAE
Although the UAE did a very good job of containing the virus throughout 2020, there was a sharp rise in cases at the beginning of 2021. As of April 30, the country has recorded 1, 584 deaths related to Covid-19.
The UAE's vaccination roll-out has been the fifth most efficient in the world, with 39.27% of its population fully vaccinated as of April 30.