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.
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 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.
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