Always check the travel requirements for your destination and find out what documents you need for your trip. We’ve put together some useful information and references below, but it’s also important to read the latest government advice and information from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) before you fly.
COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Abu Dhabi. Your passport should be valid for at least six months, unless you hold a valid Residence ID. You only need to apply for a visa if you’re not eligible for a visa on arrival.
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Always check the IATA Travel Centre for the latest passport, visa and health requirements based on your personal details and trip itinerary.
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You may be required to submit a MEDIF form and latest medical report at least 72 hours before your flight.
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From weeks 29 to 36, you will require a medical certificate to fly, which you’ll have to present when you check in at the airport.
Submit a booking form and all official documents, vet examinations and treatment history at least seven days in advance.
Submit an Unaccompanied Minor form and complete further documentation if your child is travelling to South Africa or the UK.
For an up to date list of countries requiring a yellow fever vaccination, please refer to the World Health Organisation.
If you’re eligible for a visa on arrival, you can leave the airport whilst you wait for your next flight. If you’re not eligible for a visa on arrival, you can apply for UAE Transit Visa.
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Some countries require at least six months validity on your passport to enter. Always visit the official government website of the country you’re travelling to check before you book your flight. If you hold a valid Emirates ID and are travelling back to the UAE, you will be allowed entry as long as you hold a valid passport.
It depends on the rules of the country you're travelling too. Please contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate for more information.
Check the passport, visa and vaccination requirements for your destination carefully.
Consider applying for an International Driving Permit if you’re planning to drive abroad.
Keep copies of your travel itinerary in your checked bag. This will make it easier in the unlikely event that they are delayed.
Keep a photocopy of your passport and consider carrying other ID – this will help in the unfortunate event you lose your passport when you’re travelling.
Arrange travel insurance before you go and keep the policy documents with you.
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