The UAE National Emergency and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced the easing of COVID-19 response measures effective February 26, 2022. In particular, the Dubai authorities have abolished the requirement to provide a negative PCR test for vaccinated foreign tourists. At the moment, upon arrival in the emirate, you must:

  • present a printed or digital copy of a valid vaccination certificate (with QR code) in English or Arabic. WHO and/or UAE approved vaccines include AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covisield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.


  • Submit a printed or digital copy of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (with QR code) in English or Arabic from an approved medical facility in the country of departure no more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight to Dubai. SMS certificates and handwritten test results are not accepted.


  • present a valid medical certificate (with QR code) in English or Arabic, issued by the relevant authority, which confirms recovery from COVID-19 within a month (between the date of recovery and the date of arrival).

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  • undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai, if required, and self-quarantine until a negative test result is obtained. Passengers who test positive must follow the instructions issued by the relevant Dubai health authority.

Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are also exempt from testing.

Wearing masks is no longer mandatory outside, but is still required in closed public spaces. It is recommended to practice social distancing, wash your hands regularly and follow the coronavirus vaccination schedule. Mass events will again be held in commercial, tourist, shopping and entertainment centers, as well as other public places.

At the moment, tourists from Russia can travel to Dubai with Emirates and flydubai flights. Emirates flights will operate from Moscow and St. Petersburg, while flydubai will continue to operate from the following Russian cities: Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Ufa, Makhachkala, Samara and Mineralnye Vody.

According to the latest figures released by the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Dubai remained the number one safe travel destination in 2021, attracting holidaymakers from countries open to outbound tourism.

This is supported by the fact that most recently Dubai was ranked 1st in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards as ‘World’s Best Destination’, 1st in ‘City Lovers’ and 4th in ‘Top Destinations’. for gourmets. Receiving these three awards is a significant achievement for the emirate as the rankings were determined by independent traveler reviews between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021. For more information on entry requirements to Dubai, please visit the airline’s website