If you intend to travel in the coming weeks, the consulate will inform you to check with your airline for the arrangements to be made. The rules can differ among emirates and change quickly.
We take the instructions from the consulate in this article.
Residents of the Emirate of Dubai can refer to the attached document (courtesy translation of official instructions issued by the Dubai authorities) which details the provisions applicable in the Emirate of Dubai.
In preparation for departure from the UAE:
It is your responsibility to check directly with the authorities concerned and the airline for any applicable health rules and medical protocols (PCR tests, forms to be presented, etc.) depending on the airport used and your final destination.
In preparation for the return to the UAE:
It is your responsibility to check directly with the authorities concerned and the airline company the health rules and medical protocols applicable to return (forms to present, applications to download, test procedures, medical insurance, etc.) and to verify the information contained. in the press. These provisions are subject to change and may vary on the date of your flight.
Authorization to enter the UAE:
To date, it is necessary to register on a platform in order to request the issuance of a return authorization:
For residents of Dubai: platform of the Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs GDRFAD
For residents of Abu Dhabi and at the federal level: Twajudi / ICA platform (as well as the Northern Emirates)
Upon arrival in Dubai, residents from overseas are tested for COVID.
In Abu Dhabi, UAE authorities have announced that residents arriving from overseas must present a negative PCR test with a validity of less than 72 hours in the country of origin in order to be allowed to board and return to the UAE.
PCR tests are also routinely performed upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.