The decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those previously not permitted
Starting 30 August 2021, the UAE will start processing tourist visa applications for travellers from all countries, provided that the applicants have received WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines.
The announcement was made by the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).
Passengers arriving on tourist visas must take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport and previous rules for unvaccinated passengers, including exempted categories, remain in place. Travellers can register their vaccinations on the ICA platform or Al Hosn app.