UAE Travel Update

*Transit not allowed

India to UAE

As per the directive received from the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre (CCC) the requirements implemented through the earlier circulars and/or directives with regards to inbound, departing or transit passengers are rescinded with immediate effect. However, the requirement laid down at the intermediate or final destinations of departing and/or transit passengers for the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus need to be followed.

Any passport holder with a single name (word) either in surname or given name will not be accepted by UAE immigration and the passenger will be considered as INAD(Amended Guidelines from NAIC UAE).

Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (DCVC) for International Travel

Guests are required to generate and access the DCVC prior to their International travel for ease of certificate verification outside India.

To Generate DCVC

To access DCVC

The following categories of guests will be allowed to travel from India to UAE:

  1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
  2. UAE Nationals
  3. Any national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for UAE

Notice regarding NOC/Visa for Nepali Citizens: Nepali citizens travelling to United Arab Emirates via India require an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by Nepal Embassy for immigration clearance. They are requested to contact Nepal Embassy with the necessary documents to obtain the NOC.

No GDRFA/ICA approval is required in normal course while traveling to Dubai, however GDRFA approval is necessary if the Residence visa is stamped on expired or old passport while traveling to UAE.

The entry requirements for other Emirates remain the same.

Travel mandates for guests travelling to the UAE from India

  1. Vaccinated Guests: Present valid vaccination certificate(s)* that reflects the completion of doses of vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), provided with QR code system.
  2. Unvaccinated Guests:
    • Present VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate(s)* that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA, that is issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service provider, which use QR code system.
    • Present a valid medical certificate* issued by the relevant authorities that the guest has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Cov-19 within a period of 1 month (the date of recovery and the date of arrival) provided with QR code system.
    * The certificates must be printed in English or Arabic language and provided with a QR Code.
  3. All guests must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in UAE, if requested, and self-quarantine until a negative test result is released to the guest. In the event the guest is tested positive, then such guest shall follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Health Authority. 

(Note : Guests who are less than 12 years old, are exempted from the above criteria.)

Guests travelling via Dubai can obtain a visa on arrival to enter Dubai for a maximum period of fourteen days, provided that they comply with the following:

a. The guest must have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States or
b. The guest is holding a Residence Permit issued by the United Kingdom or European Union
c. The holders of a valid visa issued by the United States, United Kingdom or European Union with a minimum validity period of six months

*Guests must ensure that they comply with all travel and health requirements of the destination country. If guests are denied entry, they will have to bear the cost of penalty/ deportation.

All guests are required to check the UAE Government Authority Website for the latest updates on travel.

Air India Express has partnered with HTK Medical Centre, Dubai, to make COVID-19 testing easier and hassle-free for its guests.

Air India Express has partnered with THB Global Home Health Care, Dubai for providing RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 on a home/hotel collection basis at discounted rates of AED 125.

UAE to India

Guidelines for international passengers traveling from UAE to India dated 22/10/2022

Passengers with E-Visa are only accepted to travel to only some Indian airports. We request you to visit the FAQs section in https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html website for the updated list of airports that allow E-Visa holders.

The following categories of guests will be allowed to travel from UAE to India:

  1. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan
  2. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country; and
  3. UAE nationals holding a valid Indian visa as per Ministry guidelines.

Travel mandates for guests travelling to India  from UAE(updated as on 31.03.2022)

  1. Guests who have completed the full vaccination schedule of both doses from
    the list of recognized countries (includes UAE) on reciprocity basis are exempted
    from RT-PCR testing prior to departure for travel to India from UAE.
    To view the list of eligible countries visit https://www.mohfw.gov.in/.
  2. Guests failing to comply with the above will be denied boarding.
  3. All guests will continue to undergo thermal screening on arrival and if found
    symptomatic, will be treated as per protocol.

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival
testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the
period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per
protocol.

Guidelines for International Arrivals by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(As of 2nd September 2022)

We have partnered with NMC Healthcare for guests travelling from the UAE to India to take COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. To find out the cost and NMC Medical Centres/hospitals, click here.

Effective 31st January 2021, a Rapid PCR or Rapid Antigen test will be available at the airport for travelers departing from Dubai if their destination country requires it.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR GUESTS BOARDING IX FLIGHTS TO/FROM ABU DHABI

Effective 1000AM (local time Abu Dhabi) on 10 March 2022, all arrivals & departures for Air India Express flights will be from Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi airport ..

*The travel regulations are changing frequently. Please check the recent information before you travel.

*Passport Information and  Contact Details of the guest are mandatory while making bookings.

*Guests must ensure that they comply with all travel and health requirements of the destination country. If guests are denied entry, they will have to bear the cost of penalty/ deportation.

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11 Comments

  • I TAKE NEW RESIDENCE VISA FOR MY WIFE AND CHILD ,BUT IT NOT STAMPED IN PASSPORT .THEY SHOULD ENTER IN DUBAI TO STAMP VISA IN PASSPORT.I CAN TAKE TICKET THROUGH VANDEBHARATH MISION FROM COK TO DUBAI

  • UAE ICA entry permit with covid test result, valid passport, valid visa , valid emirates id with these all I could not travel today. 16 others also could not travel from Kochin to Abudhabi. Is there any reason ?

  • Dear Sir/Madam,

    My colleague took air India express confirmed air ticket to travel on 19th Aug 2020 from Kozhikode to Abu Dhabi, hence today he received a message as "we will consider the possibility of rescheduling your travel date after 60 days in order to preserve your safety, we thank and appreciating your understanding"

    So as per above message having any restriction for his travel back to UAE ?
    once your confirmation only he can decide to carry out Covid test or not !!!

    your early confirmation will be highly appreciated.

    Best Regards,

  • WE HAVE BOOKED AIR INDIA EXPRESS TICKET ON 25-08-2020 FROM DUBAI TO KANNUR BUT NOT THROUGH VANDE BHARAT MISSION FLIGHT. WHEN I CHECKING THE SITE THEIR WAS TWO OPTION ONE IS VANDE BHARAT MISSION AND THE OTHER ONE AL OTHER INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT I CHOOSE THE SECOND ONE. KINDLY LET ME KNOW I CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT ANY FAIL

  • Flight india to Dubai details to update with mail

  • Hi Sir,

    Be informed that my UAE visa is expiring on 13 August, please allow me to travel to Dubai

  • DEAR SIR

    FOR TRAVELLING TO SHARJAH RTPCR REPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ABOVE WHICH AGES OF PASSENGERS. I MEAN CHILD BELOW 15 YEARS ALSO REQUIRED TO DO RTPCR WITHIN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

  • […] ദുബായ്: ഇന്ത്യയിൽ നിന്ന് യുഎഇയിലേക്ക് യാത്ര ചെയ്യുന്നവർക്ക് അറിയിപ്പുമായി എയർ ഇന്ത്യ എക്‌സ് പ്രസ്സ്. ഔദ്യോഗിക വെബ്സൈറ്റ് മുഖാന്തരം അറിയിച്ച അറിയിപ്പ് പ്രകാരം യുഎഇയിലേക്ക് യാത്ര ചെയ്യുന്നവർ വാലിഡിറ്റി അതായത് കാലാവധി കഴിഞ്ഞ പാസ്പോർട്ടിലാണ് റെസിഡൻസ് വിസയെങ്കിൽ ഇവർ യാത്രക്ക് മുന്നേ അനുമതിയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ടാണ് പുതിയ അറിയിപ്പ്. അതായത് ഇവർ യാത്രയ്ക്ക് മുമ്പ് GDRFA/ICA അപ്രൂവൽ ആവിശ്യമാണ് . കാലാവധി കഴിഞ്ഞ പാസ്പോർട്ടിലാണ് റെസിഡൻസ് വിസയെങ്കിൽ ദുബായിലേക്ക് യാത്ര ചെയ്യുന്നതെങ്കിൽ GDRFA അനുമതിയും മറ്റ് എമിറേറ്റുകളിലേക്ക് യാത്ര ചെയ്യുന്നവർ ICA അനുമതിയും നേടേണ്ടതുണ്ട്.കൂടുതൽ അറിയുവാൻ എയർ ഇന്ത്യ ഔദ്യോഗിക വെബ്സൈറ്റ് ഉൾപ്പടെയുള്ള സമ്പൂർണ്ണ വിവരം ചുവടെ ചേർക്കുന്നു. more info […]

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    • Can I get the Link for the gdrfa approval link for same .? which is that service in gdrfa website?
       

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