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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai
July 7, 2020

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

Foreign Travel for UAE Residents: The UAE government has reportedly relaxed its requirements for international travel from the UAE with the intent to return. Residents may now travel outside of the UAE for “general reasons” provided they adhere to the below requirements:

  • Receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of international travel
  • Obtain international health insurance for the entire duration of travel
  • Adhere to health regulations of the country they are traveling to
  • Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result 48 hours before their return to the UAE
  • Quarantine upon return to the UAE

Abu Dhabi movement restriction update: The Abu Dhabi government updated travel rules to allow residents to take 48-hour trips outside the emirate after receiving a negative COVID-19 test result. Additionally, commuters traveling into Abu Dhabi from other emirates must have a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to arriving at the Abu Dhabi border. Please click here for more information.

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