COVID-19 Updates from the University of Birmingham Dubai

We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact, and doing all we can to make safe and reassure our staff and students.

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What are the quarantine rules for travellers coming back to the UAE?

The UAE Ministry of Education now discourages all travel overseas for students and all those who work in educational institutions in the UAE.

If you are currently outside the UAE, or do plan to travel, on your return you will need to:-

  • demonstrate by medical certificate that you are free from the COVID-19 virus
  • undertake a mandatory 14 day period of home quarantine at your residence before coming back on to campus for any reason.

University of Birmingham Dubai will not be allowed to let you enter the campus until you have demonstrated this has been done.

This effectively means that if you are overseas now, or go overseas at any point, you will need to return to the UAE at least 14 days prior to when you need to be on campus.

If you are traveling out of the UAE it is important that you let us know your dates and locations by email to


Travelling to UAE on an expired Student Visa?

If your visa has expired after 1st March 2020 and you were outside UAE when flights were suspended, your visa will be valid till end of December 2020

UAE residents who have been stuck abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak will be able to return from June 1, provided you meet specific criteria.

If you are planning to return to UAE then please register in the service titled Residents’ Entry Permit on smart services

For more information, you are kindly requested to make contact with UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs or you can contact Amer


Additional contact details:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact number - 80044444

Amer Contact Number- 8005111

You can also contact the authorities on the following numbers.

+971600522222, +97123128867 or +97123128865


If for any reasons you are unable to contact any of them please contact our Student Services team on


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