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U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai
August 5, 2020

U.S. Citizen Alert: U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General Dubai (August 5, 2020)

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


The UAE government announces travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result before flying to the country: The National Crisis and Emergency and Management Authority (NCEMA) said all travelers: Emiratis, residents, tourists, and transit passengers, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR (nasal swab) test result within 96 hours in order to board commercial flights to the UAE. For flights departing from the UAE, please  check with the airline directly to determine if your destinate country requires a PCR test prior to boarding the flight in the UAE.


Starting next week (Sunday, August 9), the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai will only send email alerts as relevant. Please continue to monitor our website for the latest information.  


The Embassy and Consulate 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 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