You must have travel insurance with COVID-19 cover or declare at check-in that you will bear the costs for treatment and isolation if necessary before you travel. Bring an insurance certificate stating COVID-19 coverage to present at check-in.
You must carry a negative PCR test certificate if:
Your point of origin is one of the countries or airports listed below.
You travelled from the points listed below to another destination and took a connecting Emirates flight to Dubai.
Without a test certificate, you will not be accepted on the flight. Your certificate must be issued by a local government approved laboratory. If the UAE government has specified a designated laboratory in your country of origin, then you must get your certificate from that lab. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure. This applies to the following points of origin:
USA – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight from any of our airports worldwide to Dubai.
All other passengers can take a COVID-19 PCR test 96 hours before their flight and bring their negative test certificate with them when they travel.
A PCR test is also available on arrival in Dubai, if you haven’t taken one in your home country (excluding travellers arriving from the countries above, who must have a negative PCR test certificate to be accepted on the flight).
If you take the PCR test on arrival in Dubai, you must self-isolate until you receive your test result.
If your test result is negative, you can leave your hotel and enjoy your trip as normal.
If the test result is positive, you must follow the advice of the Dubai Health Authority and stay in self-isolation.
You must download the COVID19-DXB Smart App when you arrive in Dubai.
All travellers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete this health declaration form and give it to the staff at check-in. This form will also be available at check-in.
You will also need to complete the quarantine undertaking form given to you on board if Dubai is your final destination. Hand this form to the Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.