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United Arab Emirates Travel Restrictions

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Unvaccinated visitors from Romania can enter the United Arab Emirates with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Romania can enter the United Arab Emirates without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the United Arab Emirates for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


United Arab Emirates entry details and exceptions

Travel restrictions vary depending on the specific destination within the United Arab Emirates.

The following passengers are exempt from the suspension and can travel to Dubai:

-Employees of Official Missions between the UAE and the aforesaid countries

-UAE nationals, first-degree relative(s) and their domestic/house workers/helpers

-Members of the diplomatic missions between the UAE and the aforesaid countries

-Holders of a UAE Golden Visa


Outgoing travel to the United Arab EmiratesTraveling from Romania to the United Arab Emirates

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from Romania must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to the United Arab Emirates.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test.
Some residents might be tested again on arrival. If your test result is positive, you must stay in isolation for 12 days. If you violate home quarantine rules, you would be liable to a fine of AED 50,000.
Unvaccinated citizens and residents arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival, on day 6, and on day 12 from arrival. They are not required to quarantine themselves.
The certificate must be a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests, NHS COVID‑19 Test certificates, COVID‑19 Rapid PCR tests, and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travelers must bring an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic to check in – SMS certificates are not accepted. COVID‑19 PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Romania are not required to quarantine after entering the United Arab Emirates.


Return travelReturning to Romania from the United Arab Emirates

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the United Arab Emirates are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Romania

Details and exceptions
Foreign citizens may enter Romania without a negative COVID-19 test, but are subject to quarantine if a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test is not presented, regardless of vaccination status.
Unvaccinated travelers who presented a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test 48 hours upon arrival can shorten their quarantine from 10 days to 5 days. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from the United Arab Emirates will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Romania.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Travelers can reduce their quarantine period to 5 days by showing valid negative pre-travel COVID-19 RT-PCR results.
This requirement does not apply to travelers fully vaccinated or recently recovered travelers who present a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to boarding, children aged 12 or under, and children aged 12 – 16 who present a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to boarding.
Documents
Passenger Locator Form

Travelers are required to complete an online Passenger Locator form before departure to Romania. The printed form is available for download.

Health Pass For Indoor Activities

Travelers are required to have European Union Digital COVID Certificate or Romanian-issued “Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass” to access many public locations and to participate in certain activities such as indoor or outdoor seated dining at restaurants, access to shopping malls, museums, exhibitions, cultural sites, non-essential stores, swimming pools, gyms, and other venues. <p>The Green Pass is not required for locations that provide essential services, such as food stores, pharmacies with direct access, or religious services.


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