Dubai holidays: Foreign Office issue new travel warning for UAE holidaymakers

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Dubai holidays are currently not advised by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains off the travel corridor list for now. However, Dubai is allowing visitors in – although strict entry requirements are in place.

“Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities,” stated the authority.

“Visit and tourist visas are not currently being issued by the Abu Dhabi authorities at Abu Dhabi airport.

“Visitors can travel to Abu Dhabi by road but must have had a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours.

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dubai holidays fco travel advice uae united arab emirates entry requirements abu dhabi

“All arrivals in Abu Dhabi must isolate for 14 days on arrival and are likely to be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration.

“Arrivals under the age of 18, over the age of 60, diplomats or those suffering from a chronic disease will be exempt from having to wear the wristband.

“Further information is available on the Etihad Airlines website including a guide for arrivals in Abu Dhabi.”

Dubai and the UAE also have rules in place concerning quarantine on arrival.

The FCDO explained: “Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine.