COVID-19 Travel information


Dubai residence visa holders travelling to Dubai

There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Please check the most recent guidelines and requirement on the Travel Requirements page of the Airline through which you are traveling to UAE. There will be specific travel requirements from the country you are travelling from to Dubai.

UAE residents


UAE residents who have been stuck in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda due to the travel ban between countries will be able to return from 5th August, provided you meet specific criteria based on the country you are stuck in during the travel suspension.


All passengers with a valid UAE residence visa who have been fully vaccinated in the UAE and who hold an official vaccination certificate issued and approved by relevant authorities in the UAE are permitted to return to the UAE. At least 14 days must have passed since the last required dose of the vaccine was administered.

The authorities have also urged residents to seek the ICA and GDRFA approvals before booking a flight to the UAE.

Dubai visa holders must apply for pre‑entry approval through General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and also through ICA

Latest information about travelling to UAE can also be found on The United Arab Emirates Government Portal page.

Emirates Airline which is the largest airline and the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates keeps updating the latest travel requirements on the website.

For more information with regards to changes in UAE travel protocols, visa and other Immigration matters, you are kindly requested to make contact with GDRFA on 800 5111 if you are based inside UAE or on  +971 800 5111 if you are based outside UAE.

You can also contact our Student Services team on for any matters or updates related to visa or any other service.

For urgent matters please call us on +97142492300


Last updated: 8th August 2021