14 Destinations Dubai Residents Can Travel To This Eid

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
14 Destinations Dubai Residents Can Travel To This Eid

Several countries across the world are opening up for tourists. UAE residents can now travel to a whole lot of countries, but with strict rules in place. With Eid holidays around the corner, we bring to you a list of countries you can travel to. Read on and make a note.

However, with rules and regulations changing by the minute, we recommend you check the latest travel rules right before you book your tickets.

1. Costa Rica

UAE residents can now travel to Costa Rica, without a PCR test. However, travellers must complete a digital health pass and make sure they have adequate travel insurance in case they need medical help.

2. Egypt

A negative PCR test must be produced upon arrival. The test must be taken taken within 72 hours of arriving in the country. In addition, travellers heading to touristy regions like Red Sea, South Sinai or Marsa Matrouh, don’t need to submit a negative PCR report. Travellers going to these regions will also get a free tourist visa on arrival. And if you need an e-visa to visit Egypt, click here. All passengers must complete a health declaration form that will be provided on board the aircraft. Children below 6 years old and transit passengers are exempted from the negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate requirement.

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3. Iceland

Vaccinated travellers and those who have been infected with Covid previously can now visit Iceland. Those who bring along a proof of vaccination need not take a PCR test before boarding flights. However, all visitors must take a mandatory PCR test while landing in Reykjavik. If the result is negative, travellers are free to explore the country without any need to quarantine. Iceland will review this policy and is likely to introduce a traffic light system for countries on 1 May 2021.

Ring Road Of Iceland
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4. Georgia

UAE travellers entering Georgia must have a COVID-19 PCR test result taken no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Georgia or hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (completion of two doses). Passengers entering Georgia with a COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test on the 3rd day after entering Georgia at their own expense. Additionally, they must complete the online registration form and present the confirmation email at check-in.

Citizens of all other countries including passengers with Georgian residency permit travelling from any other country must hold a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (completion of two doses). COVID-19 PCR certificates are not permitted to enter Georgia. Passengers entering Georgia with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate must complete the self-declaration form.

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Visit Tbilisi in Georgia from Dubai
Tbilisi, Georgia (Source: Georgia and Travel Facebook)

5. Montenegro

UAE residents arriving in Montenegro must show negative PCR test results upon arrival. However, to enter the country on the Adriatic coast, travellers must present either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. The rule does not apply to those who have received all doses of vaccination at least seven days before arriving and have a proof of the same.

Motenegro has a list of green countries, from which tourists do not need self quarantine. The list includes UAE and the good news is that you don’t have to self quarantine. This list is updated weekly here.

6. Cyprus

Cyprus has now removed quarantine and testing requirements for vaccinated travellers. Starting 1 April, UAE residents can travel quarantine-free to Cyprus if they have been vaccinated. As per the new rule, a vaccination certificate will be accepted as an additional facilitator for travel. All vaccinated travellers are expect from quarantine and need not undergo PCR tests.

Also read: Cyprus Opens For 16 Countries Including UAE, UK And U.S

7. Serbia

UAE residents can now travel to Serbia without having to quarantine or submit a negative covid report. The country is operating under pre-Covid border regulations for visas, meaning those that could get a 90-day tourist visa on arrival before coronavirus, can now do so again.

8. Turkey

Turkey is now open for travel, except for travellers arriving from South Africa, Denmark and the UK. All travellers must submit a negative covid PCR test upon arrival. The test must be taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. In addition,  passengers must also complete the passenger information form when arriving to Turkey and wear masks when travelling through the airport.

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9. The Maldives

Travellers arriving in Maldives must show a negative PCR test result upon arrival at Male International Airport. The test must be taken 96 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival, travelers need not undergo quarantine measures. However, some resorts might ask travellers to self-isolate upon arrival. Travellers should download the contact tracing app TraceEkee to allow authorities to trace any possible spread of the virus. On that note, Meet The Dubai Couple Whose 10 Day Honeymoon Turned Into Two Months.

10. Greece

Greece has reopened it borders for all international tourists, including UAE Residents. However, those traveling must adhere to a few rules. All tourists must fill in the passenger locator form (PLF), prior to landing in Greece. In addition, travellers must also provide proof of permanent residence in UAE, return air tickets, hotel reservations and a negative PCR test report, taken 72 hours prior to departure.

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11. Seychelles

Travellers heading to Seychelles must provide a negative PCR test prior to departure. The rule also applies to children and infants. The test must be taken 72 hours prior to your date of travel and should be submitted electronically before boarding your flight. In addition, all travellers must have a valid health insurance that covers any Covid-19-associated medical care.


12. Srilanka

UAE residents visiting Srilanka must provide a Covid negative report, taken 72 hours before departure. Travellers will undergo another test at the airport upon arrival, and one more on the seventh day of your visit. Visitors must apply for a visa in advance online, and can only book approved hotels.

13. Tunisia

Travellers arriving in Tunisia must complete a Health Declaration form before departure. Besides, you must also carry a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued in the previous 72 hours. All travellers must isolate for 48 hours and then take another PCR test at your own expense.

14. Tanzania (and Zanzibar)

Travellers arriving in Tanzania will need a PCR test report only if their airline demands one. However you will need one to take a PCR test on your return to Dubai. All travellers must fill in the Traveller Surveillance Form before arrival at Dar es Salaam. You might also have to take another PCR test upon arrival.

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