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Quarantine guidelines for travelers to the UAE

If you wish to enter the UAE, you must present a negative result of the PCR test. Emiratis arriving at Dubai’s airports are exempt from this. Some residents might be tested again on arrival. If your test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days. If you violate home quarantine rules, you would be liable to a fine of AED 50,000.

Quarantine guidelines for travelers to Abu Dhabi

The following guidelines are effective from 17 January 2021.

You do not need to quarantine when you arrive at Abu Dhabi if:

  • You have travelled on a direct flight from designated country meanwhile; you must go for an RT-PCR test on day 6 and day 12 of your arrival into the emirate.
  • You are a UAE national or a resident taking part in the UAE’s National Vaccination Program and travelling from any of the above countries. In this case, you will need to go for an RT-PCR test on day 6.

You need to quarantine if you have travelled from countries that are not listed above, at home or a hotel for 10 days.

If you have arrived from a country that the UAE authorities deem are high-risk, then you will be subject to quarantine at a government facility.

You will be provided with a medically-approved wristband for the duration of your quarantine, after you clear immigration.

In this case, you will need to do the RT-PCR test on day 8.

Quarantine guidelines for travelers to Dubai

If you are an expatriate resident of the UAE or a tourist to the UAE, you must present a negative result of a PCR test at the departure airport. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours before travelling to Dubai.

Some residents might be tested again on arrival at Dubai’s airport. If you are required to take another test on arrival, you must remain in quarantine at your residence until you receive the test result. If the test result is positive, you must stay in isolation and follow the instructions of Dubai Health Authority. If the test result is negative you do not need to quarantine yourself.

If you are a citizen of the UAE, you are exempt from the PCR test prior to departure, regardless of the city or country you are coming from. However, you will be tested on arrival in Dubai.

Quarantine guidelines for travelers to Sharjah

If you are an expatriate resident of the UAE or a visitor to the UAE, you must present a negative result of a PCR test at the departure airport. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours before travelling to Sharjah. This is as per rules issued on 23 September 2020.

Residents and visitors must take an RT-PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah’s airport and quarantine themselves until they receive the results. If the result is positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days and follow the instructions of Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Penalty for violating quarantine rules

Violating home quarantine procedures would amount to endangering the lives of others and makes the offender liable to a fine of AED 50,000.

 

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