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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai
September 24, 2020

(September 24, 2020)

All seven Emirates open to travelers: Media report tourists can now enter into Abu Dhabi and all other emirates.

In Abu Dhabi, all arrivals must quarantine in their homes or a hotel room for 14 days. Last week, the authorities said travelers can expect to be fitted with an electronic tag on arrival to monitor their location for two weeks.

Media report Sharjah is set to welcome tourists as of this week and would test all passengers on arrival for COVID-19. Tourists must stay in their hotel rooms until they receive their results through a text message or app notification. They can move around freely if the results come back negative.

All travelers to the Emirates must take a PCR nasal swab test within 96 hours before boarding their flights in their home country.

Actions to Take:

-Enroll in STEP at step.state.gov to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

-Confirm the validity of your travel documents, including passports and visas.

-Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

-For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

-Visit the Covid-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information

-Visit our Embassy web page on Covid-19 for information on conditions in the UAE.

-Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

-Check with your airlines regarding information about your travel plans or restrictions.


U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi

Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4

+971 2 414 2200


U.S. Consulate General Dubai

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets

+971 4 309 4000