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Can I go on holiday to Dubai? Latest amber list update and travel restrictions

THE UK government has updated the travel advice for the UAE which includes the popular holiday destination Dubai.

Here is everything you need to know about travelling to Dubai.

The UAE's travel rules are changing this weekend


The UAE’s travel rules are changing this weekendCredit: Alamy

Is Dubai on the amber list?

From Sunday, August 8, Dubai will be moved from the red list to the amber list.

This means Brits need the following when returning to the UK from the UAE:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

However, double vaxxed Brits can skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two.

What are the travel restrictions for Brits going on holiday to the UAE?

Brits must have a negative Covid test to enter the UAE if arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Abu Dhabi requires another Covid test on arrival, with Dubai also enforcing this on some arrivals, although kids under 12 are exempt from this.

Positive tests result in a 10-day quarantine at a hospital, hotel or accommodation.

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Also required from UK arrivals are a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form, both of which must be printed out and filled in.

The Covid-19 DXB app must also be downloaded and filled in.

However, Brits do not need to be vaccinated to visit Dubai or the rest of the UAE, unlike most countries in Europe.

Most Covid restrictions have also been lifted in Dubai with bars and restaurants open again, although face masks are still required in some public areas.

Dubai is a popular holiday destination for Brits with cheap deals and good weather


Dubai is a popular holiday destination for Brits with cheap deals and good weatherCredit: Alamy

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