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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai
July 1, 2020

Alerts are released on Mondays. Any urgent updates may be released in addition to regularly scheduled Alerts.

Completion of National Sterilization Program: The UAE National Sterilization Program is complete, ending nationwide curfews. Residents may now travel outside of their homes at any point and children under the age of 12 may now enter shopping malls and restaurants. Local governments continue to stress the need for adherence to all preventative measures.

Abu Dhabi movement ban update: Restrictions on entering Abu Dhabi from other Emirates remain in place but Abu Dhabi residents may now move freely among the three Abu Dhabi regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra). Additionally, the Abu Dhabi government has announced that travelers who have received negative COVID-19 test results within the previous 48 hours will be allowed entry into the Abu Dhabi emirate. Please click here for more information.

Dubai to allow residents to travel abroad, prepares to welcome tourists: Dubai residents may now travel internationally but will need to request permission to return to Dubai from the immigration office. Please contact the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs and your airline for additional information. Dubai will also start welcoming tourists beginning July 7.

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai continue to operate at reduced capacity.

If you are an American citizen in need of an emergency service, please send an email to AbuDhabiACS@state.gov (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) or DubaiACS@state.gov (for Dubai and other emirates).

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 webpage 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.

Assistance:  U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance can email American Citizen Services at AbuDhabiACS@state.gov (for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) or  DubaiACS@state.gov (for Dubai and other emirates).

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