United Arab Emirates: New COVID-19 Measures

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of the United Arab Emirates introduced new COVID-19 measures and lifted mask requirements for entrance on 28 September 2022  


The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new COVID-19 measures on 28 September 2022. Under these measures, international travelers will no longer be required to wear a mask when entering the country. In addition, travelers who have received green status through the Al Hosn app, which recognizes evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, will be exempt from undergoing PCR testing when remaining in the country for a period of more than one month.  

What are the Changes?  

On 28 September 2022, the government of the UAE introduced new COVID-19 measures. Travelers should continue to ensure that they hold the appropriate authorization prior to entering the country.  

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 28 September 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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