Entry Ban for all passengers to UAE – Temporary Travel RestrictionReceived on – 19th March 2020
Based on the higher travel advisory restriction issued by the United Arab Emirates Government, due to the major outbreak of Covid-19, UAE will temporarily ban entry for all passengers of all nationalities into UAE starting from 08.00 GMT 19 Mar (Thursday 19th Mar 2020 12.00 UAE local time) until further notice. The ban includes the entry of UAE Residence Visa Holders, visit/tourist visa holders and visa on arrivals of all nationalities.
UAE Nationals, GCC Nationals (Except Qatar Nationals) and Diplomatic Passport Holders are exempted from this rule.
The UAE Authorities will send out a DO NOT BOARD – CONTACT UAE GOVT for all the above cases.
However, passengers are exempted from this rule while transiting through UAE airports. In the event that the passenger was accepted to transit UAE and was later denied entry at their final destinations, the Carriers will take full responsibility to accommodate and facilitate the passengers out of the UAE and back to their origin.
For any inquiry related to passenger travel restrictions please contact NAIC-UAE Call Centre at
The above travel restriction is applicable with immediate effect and airlines are required to strictly adhere to it. Please communicate the same to all airlines check-in agents and airports ground handlers.
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