flag United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates: Entry Requirements

In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Information on visas and immigration on the official portal of UAE Government
Information on visas and entry formalities on the website of the tourist office of Dubai
List of diplomatic representations
Hotel reservation websites
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

How to Refund Consumption Tax
There is no tax on consumption in United Arab Emirates except for some luxury products.
Other Requirements

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for the United Arab Emirates are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers aged 9 months or over coming from high-risk countries. The following vaccines are recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, rabies, typhoid fever, chickenpox, measles, hepatitis A and B, influenza and poliomyelitis. Malaria is almost non-existent, except for some stagnant water oases, and it is not common to take prophylactic measures against malaria among expatriates. Presentation of a medical certificate demonstrating that one is not HIV-positive is required for obtaining a residence visa.
Hotel reservation websites
WHO information on the UAE
Emirati Ministry of Health and Prevention
Travel Health Advice
The Mauritian government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Ministry of Health and Wellness website.

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