Open with restrictions

the United States Travel Restrictions

63.38% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62.88% last week
Most visitors from the United Arab Emirates need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the United States.

the United States entry details and exceptions

Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.

Please find list of entry suspension for certain countries based on the last proclamation.


Outgoing travel to the United StatesTravelling from the United Arab Emirates to the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Arab Emirates must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to the United States.

Details and exceptions

This applies to ALL incoming air travelers even those who have been fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test results.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Arab Emirates are not required to quarantine after entering the United States.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the US.

A COVID-19 test is recommended to be taken 3-5 days after arrival. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days. If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until recovery.

Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific states they are going to as some states may still have mandatory quarantine for incoming international travelers.


Return travelReturning to the United Arab Emirates from the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Arab Emirates.

Details and exceptions

UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai.

Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test.

Some residents might be tested again on arrival. If your test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for 12 days. If you violate home quarantine rules, you would be liable to a fine of AED 50,000.

Unvaccinated citizens and residents arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival, on day 6 and on day 12 from arrival. They are not required to quarantine themselves..

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the United States will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Arab Emirates.

Details and exceptions

Vaccinated travelers arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and another on day 6 from arrival. They are not required to quarantine themselves. Vaccinated travelers arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 7 days and take another PCR test on day 6 from arrival.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the United States

Masks:Recommended in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Arab Emirates need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the United States.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Arab Emirates can enter the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Arab Emirates can enter the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from the United Arab Emirates will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Arab Emirates are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the United States is recommended in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the United States are open with restrictions. Bars in the United States are open with restrictions.