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United Arab Emirates Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to United Arab Emirates

Local Situation: 3.1 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to United Arab Emirates. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

United Arab Emirates shares land borders with Oman and Oman. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.2 (Oman) and 3.1 (Saudi Arabia).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in United Arab Emirates

There are currently 33,170 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in United Arab Emirates. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 260 officially reported deaths related to this disease in United Arab Emirates.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for United Arab Emirates

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for United Arab Emirates.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination United Arab Emirates from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.1 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in the UAE.  Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/united-arab-emirates-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Tryggt resmål. Skäl att följa de islamiska etikettreglerna. Nolltolerans mot narkotika. Det lönar sig att följa nyheterna om samhällets och säkerhetslägets utveckling i regionen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/united-arab-emirates

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder de Forenede Arabiske Emirater. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/forenede-arabiske-emirater/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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UAE has suspended all passenger flights, until further notice with the exception of limited flights to and from a small number of destinations. Contact your airline or travel provider for the latest update. Strict COVID-19 measures remain in place, including severe fines for breaches. Visas and entry permits that expired after 1 March 2020 will remain valid until ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates

Individual rating changes for United Arab Emirates

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of United Arab Emirates. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for United Arab Emirates changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for United Arab Emirates to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for United Arab Emirates changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for United Arab Emirates to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for United Arab Emirates to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for United Arab Emirates changed from 2.3 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for United Arab Emirates to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for United Arab Emirates changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for United Arab Emirates with a rating of 1.0.

About United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates with its capital Abu Dhabi is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Maine (82,880 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The climate can be described as desert; cooler in eastern mountains. The landscape is flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east. With a population of about 4.62 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Abu Dhabi
Population about 4.62 million
Size 82.880 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maine
Common languages Arabic, English, Persian, Hindi, Urdu
Currency Dirham (short: AED)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +971
Internet Top Level Domain .ae
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ARE
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 784

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems United Arab Emirates is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • beach pollution from oil spills
  • desertification
  • lack of natural freshwater resources compensated by desalination plants

Natural hazzards

  • frequent sand and dust storms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of United Arab Emirates. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum
  2. cement
  3. commercial ship repair
  4. construction materials
  5. fertilizer
  6. fishing
  7. handicrafts
  8. petrochemicals
  9. petroleum
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. dairy products
  2. dates
  3. eggs
  4. fish
  5. poultry
  6. vegetables
  7. watermelons

Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from United Arab Emirates.

Export products

  1. crude oil
  2. dates
  3. dried fish
  4. natural gas
  5. reexports

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. machinery
  4. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for United Arab Emirates?

United Arab Emirates is currently rated at 3,1 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to United Arab Emirates.

Is it safe to travel United Arab Emirates in 2020?

Visiting the country United Arab Emirates is usually fine. The score is at 3,1 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for United Arab Emirates?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for United Arab Emirates.

What is the current Corona virus situation in United Arab Emirates?

There are currently 33,170 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in United Arab Emirates. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 260 officially reported deaths related to this disease in United Arab Emirates.

What is the size of United Arab Emirates?

United Arab Emirates has a size of 82,880 km² or 32,000 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maine.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.