Published March 8, 2021 | Version v1
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Should You Be Vaccinated When Traveling to Dubai?


  • 1. Maxtone


Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is famous for the VIP service, amazing beaches, outstanding architecture, and active nightlife. Due to the current COVID situation, many tourists wonder if they can easily come to Dubai or any vaccination is necessary. Let’s try to figure this out and take a look at some of the most popular vaccines that are available today.

Traveling to Dubai in 2021

You will be happy to know that Dubai is open for tourists in 2021. There are no severe limitations or restrictions. Thus, you can rent a car from, go to your favorite shipping mall, or even party in your favorite nightclub. Of course, you will be asked to use a mask, but nothing more than that is required. 

On arrival in UAE, tourists have to fill out a health form and take out medical insurance before departure. In addition, those arriving in Dubai must have a COVID-19 PCR Test Certificate with a negative test result and get tested no more than 72 hours before their flight departs. If the tourist does not have such a certificate, he will need to pass the analysis at the Dubai airport.

On top of that, tourists undergo a temperature check at the airport. If any of the passengers have symptoms, the airport operator is eligible to ask a person to take another test even the one already has a valid certificate. If a tourist is found to have COVID-19, he must install the COVID-19 DXB application and be isolated for 14 days at home or in a government-provided room.

Tourist Safety Comes First in Dubai

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai hotels are changing their concepts, services, time, and conditions so that tourists could stay safe and comfortable 24/7. Please check with the hotel for details to know about the current situation at the hotel you are going to stay.

More and more hotels are opening in the UAE, and new standards have been introduced to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all. This includes providing masks and rubber gloves for all guests, reducing bandwidth in public places and restaurants, mandatory temperature control, and social distancing. Besides that, the new rules will also apply to sports locations and establishments. No more than 5 people will be allowed to be in a group; all will have to keep a safe distance and use masks/gloves.

The country is gradually returning to a normal life. So, for example, all shopping centers are open in Dubai from June 3. With the necessary precautions taken, cinemas and gyms have become available again. The emirate's beaches and major parks have also reopened. All these give freedom to tourists, allowing them to spend time in the country just as they want. So there is no reason for you to worry about your travel to Dubai or cancel your trip if you do not have the COVID-19 vaccine. You will hardly have any problem with that unless you have a negative PCR test.

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