Open with restrictions

United Arab Emirates Travel Restrictions

95.23% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 94.54% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the United Arab Emirates.

Outgoing travel to the United Arab EmiratesTravelling from New Zealand to the United Arab Emirates

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing 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 from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the United Arab Emirates.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the United Arab Emirates

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the United Arab Emirates will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

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

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

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

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the United Arab Emirates is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the United Arab Emirates are open. Bars in the United Arab Emirates are open.