Fully vaccinated tourists arriving in Dubai no longer need to show a negative PCR test as the emirate loosens Covid-19 travel restrictions. This means that travel and medical travel can return.
Passengers must present an approved vaccination certificate complete with QR code. PCR requirements remain in place for unvaccinated travellers, who need to provide a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure.
The move is part of a wider raft of rule changes across the emirate. The wearing of masks outdoors is now optional in Dubai and throughout the UAE, though it remains mandatory across indoor public spaces. Restaurants have also returned to full capacity for the first time since the start of 2020. Most indoor venues, including restaurants, shops, and religious establishments are open throughout Dubai.
There are still restrictions within Dubai, including use of the U.A.E. Green Pass remains. The pass enables travellers to enter public places if they have proof of vaccination or those who have medical exemptions. There are six categories for the U.A.E. Green Pass, including a pass for 28 days, 14 days, 7 days, or 3 days.