UAE: Updated Procedures for Land Border Entry

Key Points  

  • Updated entry requirements for citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council countries and foreign national residents entering the UAE via a land border crossing    

Overview  

The government of the UAE released updates for entry procedures through land borders for citizens of neighboring countries that went into place on 23 Nov. 2021. This will apply to citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and foreign nationals residing in these countries.    

Fully vaccinated citizens of GCC countries or foreign nationals vaccinated with approved vaccines and booster doses must: 

  •  Present a negative PCR test no older than 14 days at the time of entry; and  
  • Undergo an additional PCR test taken on day 6 if the stay exceeds 6 days 

Unvaccinated citizens of GCC countries and foreign nationals residing in these countries must: 

  • Present a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival; 
  • Undergo an additional PCR test taken on day 4 if the stay exceeds 4 days; and 
  • Undergo a third PCR test taken on day 8 if the stay exceeds 8 days 

What are the Changes? 

The government of the UAE will allow citizens of GCC countries and foreign nationals residing in these countries to enter the country via land border crossings so long as they adhere to entry requirements.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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