COVID Dubai Travel Requirements – Arriving passengers from the Philippines: This is the updated advisory for traveling passengers arriving in Dubai. This is sourced from both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific COVID travel advisories.

These travel requirements are for travel to Dubai only. Looking for information when arriving in the Philippines from abroad? Check out the COVID Travel Requirements for foreigners or returning overseas Filipinos arriving from abroad. Or click here for General Travel Requirements for Destinations Within the Philippines.

COVID Dubai Travel Requirements

Dubai Travel Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory

Allowed Travelers

  • UAE citizens and residents
  • GCC citizens and residents
  • Visitors and Tourists traveling to Dubai

General Requirements

MEDICAL DOCUMENTS

  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result from DOH-accredited laboratories, with validity no more than 72 hours before departure

Travel Documents

Quarantine Requirements

  • Quarantine is not required for arriving travelers but must undergo a second PCR test to be conducted upon arrival in Dubai.

Other Information

Dubai Travel Requirements per Cebu Pacific Advisory

Updated as of September 30, 2021

As per Government regulations, Dubai-bound guests must present the following, to be accepted for flight:

For UAE Passport Holders

  • Valid Passport upon arrival
  • RT-PCR test upon arrival (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)

For First Time Resident Visa Holders

  • Passport valid for three (3) months upon arrival
  • Valid Visa
  • OEC or applicable PH Travel Tax
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before departure (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)

For Returning Resident Visa Holder issued by Dubai

  • Valid Residence Visa upon arrival
  • Passport valid for three (3) months upon arrival
  • Applicable Philippine Travel Tax Certificate (PH Tax)
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before departure (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)

For Returning Resident Visa Holder issued be other UAE

  • Valid Visa
  • Passport valid for three (3) months upon arrival
  • OEC or applicable PH Travel Tax
  • Re-entry permit issued by ICA for other emirates
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before departure (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)

For Tourist Visa Holders

  • Passport valid for six (6) months upon arrival
  • Applicable Philippine Travel Tax Certificate (PH Tax)
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before departure (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)

For Transiting Passengers

  • Valid documents up to the final destination
  • Onward flight with a minimum of three (3) hours transiting time, but not more than twenty-four (24) hours
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, if needed by onward destination/s
  • Marhaba Baggage Transfer Service (if with baggage)

For those securing a Visa on Arrival

  • Passport valid for six (6) months upon arrival
  • Negative RT-PCR test result, conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before departure (except for children below 12 years old and PWDs)
  • Health Insurance

Please make sure that you have valid health insurance that can be used in the United Arab Emirates, as required by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

Please print and fill out the Bureau of Immigration form before your flight. Click here, and have it ready upon check-in.

All guests bound for Dubai must download the COVID-19 DXB Smart App and create an account. Once completed, make sure to save a printed or digital copy of the QR code which will be scanned upon arrival.

These are the requirements we have as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the Dubai government for the latest updates.

COVID Dubai Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each international destination. These rules are subject to change by the issuing foreign government authority and are issued for our passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

Latest Promos to and From Dubai