UAE patients allowed to travel abroad


UAE citizens and residents cannot yet travel abroad for leisure and tourism purposes. However, residents who wish to visit their home countries and return to the UAE will be permitted to do so. 

All citizens and residents must submit an application and secure a permit, prior to departure, via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website.

Travel permission will be granted for those receiving medical treatment 

Some destination countries require a Covid-19 test conducted 48 hours before travel, and if these tests do not show a negative result, permission to depart from the UAE will not be granted.

All travellers must complete a health declaration form from the airlines, whether online or at the airport, and must acknowledge not to travel to a country of medium or high-risk, unless authorised to do so.

Those over 70 or people suffering with chronic diseases are advised not to travel, except if they are travelling to receive urgent medical treatment abroad.

Upon return to the UAE, travellers must do a PCR examination at the airport and home quarantine for 14 days. This is reduced to seven days for returnees from low-risk countries. Those who show symptoms of the disease must go to the health centre at the airport to be isolated, where their condition will be assessed.

Should the individual not be able to fulfil the conditions for a home quarantine, they must quarantine at designated hotels at their own expense or stay in the designated health institutions.



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