• Sally Gethin

Dubai welcomes overseas visitors from 7 July

  • Dubai to welcome tourists from 7 July

  • Tourists required to present recent COVID-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports

  • Dubai to welcome returning residents from tomorrow

  • Citizens and residents permitted to travel overseas from 23 June

  • Travellers must comply with preventive measures and safety procedures put in place by Dubai and destination countries

  • COVID-19 positive cases will be isolated for 14 days

  • Airlines have the right to prevent passengers from boarding if they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms

  • International health insurance, COVID-19 test and completed Health Declaration Form are mandatory for tourists visiting Dubai


Dubai is reopening its doors to business and leisure visitors from 7 July. This follows "careful measures" to ensure health and safety.


The measures for both inflight and at the airport include the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety


Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay. Travel restrictions remain in place and travellers need to check if they comply with the entry criteria both for their destination countries and into Dubai.


Emirates chairman and chief executive HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “The next few weeks will be a big test for the whole aviation industry in many ways. At Emirates we see a positive trend of traffic building up across our network over the past weeks, and we are ready to serve our customers.”


“In the past weeks, Emirates has gradually expanded our network by offering services to a number of destinations, providing the means for customers to travel through Dubai while serving the global demand for air freight movement. We continue to work closely with all stakeholders and international organisations to ensure the highest levels of health and safety for our crew, our customers and our communities. Currently, Emirates connects Dubai to 40 cities, and with the latest directives, we have the opportunity to expand our network and offer additional destinations which will be communicated in the coming days. We look forward to serving and welcoming our customers, and to connecting many cities again through our hub in Dubai.

He added, "We are confident that the multi-layered measures that have been put in place in the air, on the ground, and throughout our city, enables us to mitigate risks of infection spread and manage any required response effectively. We believe that cities around the world are conducting ongoing reviews and will soon follow suit to update their border entry requirements for international travellers."


Emirates has also today launched an ad to tell the world that Dubai is open and ready to welcome international travellers, watch it here

The protocols for travel are under the directives of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the follow-up of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


  • Useful links: Government of Dubai official requirements and regulations: here

  • Emirates advice here

  • UAE citizens and residents: Residents returning to Dubai can check the latest requirements at: www.emirates.com/returntoDubai

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