New Zealand visitors to the UAE are now granted visas on arrival to stay up to 30 days
Most countries not included on the green list can still travel to Abu Dhabi, as long as they qualify for a visa on arrival and they agree to fulfill a quarantine requirement of 10 days.
Test on Arrival. All passengers will also be given a PCR test upon arrival. Even if you are traveling from a country on the ‘green’ list, you must isolate until test results become available, usually 12-24 hours.
Test on Day 6 and Day 12 for Green Countries. Travelers who are coming from ‘green’ list countries and therefore exempt from the 10-day quarantine must also take a PCR test on day 6 and day 12 of their trip.
Test on Day 8 for Quarantine Countries. Travelers who are coming from countries NOT included on the ‘green’ list, and who are required to quarantine for 10 days, must take a PCR test on day 8 of their trip in order to be released from quarantine on day 10 and have the wristband removed.
Passengers under 12 years of age are exempt from testing.
All visitors into Abu Dhabi will need to download the Alhosn contact tracing app and use it for the duration of their stay.
A few select nations also have the option of being tested on arrival if they cannot get a 96-hour PCR test in their own country. The list is currently very small, but consists of the following countries:Saudi Arabia, Kuwait , Bahrain , Oman , UK , Germany.
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The government of UAE has said that all travelers and tourists into Dubai MUST have travel health insurance.
United Arab Emirates tourist visa for citizens of New Zealand is issued on arrival for stay up to 30 days
Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to United Arab Emirates?
- First, check the current validity of your passport.
All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from United Arab Emirates. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times.
- Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.
Most destinations, including United Arab Emirates, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visa section of your passport before any international travel.
- Finally, confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.
Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to United Arab Emirates. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country.