21 Jun 2020

United States

Guidelines Released for Travel of UAE Citizens, Residents and Tourists

The National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) released guidelines governing the international travel for UAE citizens and residents as well as tourists coming to the UAE from overseas. Starting 23 June 2020, UAE citizens/residents, those with cancelled/expired UAE visas and tourists are once again permitted to leave the UAE. They will need to complete a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the planned departure, complete a health declaration form and must be aware of the entry requirements of the destination country. It is also important for UAE citizens/residents to receive an exit approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) prior to their departure from the UAE.

UAE citizens returning to the UAE must register with Twajudi through MOFAIC, complete a health declaration form, download the Al Hosn tracking application and complete a COVID-29 PCR test prior to arrival (alternatively, they may also get tested upon arrival). The same requirements also apply to UAE residents returning with valid or expired visas (except for the Twajudi registration).

Tourists planning to visit the UAE will be permitted to do so starting 7 July 2020 and additional information and travel instructions are expected to be issued by the authorities in the UAE.

For additional information regarding this topic, please contact [email protected].

© 2022 Tafapolsky & Smith LLP. All rights reserved.
The content above is provided for informational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. Use of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. 

Key Contacts

Alan Tafapolsky


Robin Paulino


J. Anthony Smith


John Lemacks


Related News

Email Alerts