All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must hold a negative PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of departure. As announced on 22 April 2021, travelers from certain countries must hold a negative PCR test, taken no more than 48 hours prior to the time of departure.
Please see the following links for a list of countries which this is now applicable for: Dubai Airports | Emirates.
Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic (the date and time of the test must be detailed).
The printed certificate must have a valid QR code. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted.
You may be required to take another test at Dubai Airports upon arrival if travelling from select destinations or if you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival. All travelers must check the country requirements from which they are departing.