COVID-19 Information (2023)

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COVID-19 Information


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The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizens and non-immigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information please visit the CDC International Travel site.

Entry and Exit Requirements for the UAE

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
  • Information on COVID-related entry requirements is available from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways and Emirates
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Passengers travelling from or through Dubai or Abu Dhabi are only required to comply with the transit requirements and travel requirements of their final destination.

UAE Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine upon arrival? No
    • S. citizens in the United Arab Emirates are subject to the health and safety policies of the local government. Quarantine requirements for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 at any point while present in the UAE will be required to quarantine for five (5) days in their private residence or hotel.
    • S. citizens may be required to pay all related quarantine costs, including flight disruptions.
    • The penalty for violating UAE quarantine rules is AED 50,000 (13,600 USD)

COVID-19 Testing

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  • S. citizens may obtain a COVID-19 test throughout the UAE at private facilities and official government health centers.
  • Information on COVID-19 testing locations is available on the SEHA website.
  • Test results are usually sent via text message or email.
  • General information on COVID-19 in the UAE is available on the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP).

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in the United Arab Emirates for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Residents and visitors may receive COVID-19 vaccines at any SEHA vaccination center, but only residents may receive vaccines free of charge.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

UAE Resources:

US Resources:

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • The UAE Attorney General announced that individuals failing to follow rules and regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19 will face fines varying from 1,000 to 100,000 AED (Emirati dirhams). Fines may change regularly. Information on fines is available from UAE official sources.
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