Dubai Airports: New Travel Rules To and From The UAE

Dubai Airports clarify new travel rules to and from the country being implemented as of August 1.

Krystien Meyers
July 28, 2020 6:07 PM

Dubai Airports clarify new travel rules to and from the country being implemented as of August 1. Here's everything you need to know, from new procedures to COVID-19 airport testing. 


After weeks of changes, restrictions, new implementations and more airports are starting to see life again. Most flights are back to regular scheduling, if not in prep mode to start. 


With the restart of travel, many new rules and regulations have been put in place if you are visiting or passing by the UAE. 


From August 1, there will be new rules in place, so if you’re planning on travelling after that, you will need to know the below.


Dubai Airports has confirmed the following:

- PCR Testing

- All citizens, residents, tourists and transit passengers are required to obtain a negative COVID19 certificate before arriving into DXB or DWC.

- All passengers including citizens, residents and tourists departing from DXB or DWC to the European - --- Union or United Kingdom are required to carry a negative COVID19 certificate.

- Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR test requirements.

- Negative COVID19 certificates will be valid for up to 96 hours from the time of the PCR test

- Some passengers may be required to complete another PCR test upon arrival in Dubai.


Physical distancing will be observed in Dubai airport at all times. 


If you are departing from Dubai:

- Only valid ticket holders will be permitted to enter the building

- Arrive at the airport no more than four hours before your scheduled flight

- All passengers must wear protective gloves and face mask at all times

- Any travellers displaying symptoms of Covid-19 are urged not to come to the airport and seek medical advice


Airport Safety Measures

The utmost importance is being placed on ensuring the safety of airport staff and passengers. In DXB Airport, there include protective plexiglass at check-in and immigration counters, thermal and temperature screening, social distancing markers and increased levels of sanitisation.


All Emirates flights will depart from Terminal 3 at DXB Airport. All other airlines will operate from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. It’s best to check your ticket or with your airline to confirm where your flight is departing from.


We advise you to confirm any questions with your airline before travelling.


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