UAE: Updated Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated UAE Citizens

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Updated entrance requirements for unvaccinated UAE citizens will go into effect beginning 19 April 2022  


The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published COVID-19 travel updates for unvaccinated UAE citizens. Under these changes, unvaccinated citizens of the UAE will be permitted to enter the country beginning 19 April 2022, so long as they can provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure for the UAE. These travelers must also have completed the travel application form on the Al Hosn app prior to arrival.  

What are the Changes?  

Beginning 19 April 2022, the government of the UAE will permit unvaccinated citizens of the UAE to enter the country so long as they have completed a travel form and undergone a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival.  

Looking Ahead  

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

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This article was published on 15 April 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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