Flag

Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

United Arab Emirates Travel Advisory

Advertising

Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to United Arab Emirates

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to United Arab Emirates. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

United Arab Emirates shares land borders with Oman and Oman. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4 (Oman) and 3.4 (Saudi Arabia).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in United Arab Emirates

There are currently 94,190 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 419 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 3.6 out of 5.0.

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

Flag of Finland

Iaktta normal försiktighet - Tryggt resmål. Beakta de muslimska förhållningsreglerna. Nolltolerans mot narkotika.

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: United States

Flag of United States

Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for  the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.   The ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

Flag of Canada

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

Flag of Ireland
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

Flag of Denmark

Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til de Forenede Arabiske Emirater som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Abu Dhabi har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i de Forenede Arabiske Emirater. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i de Forenede Arabiske Emirater via ...

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

Flag of Australia

If you're entering or transiting the UAE, you'll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result within four days before you travel. If you’re a Dubai resident, you’ll need an online approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) to enter. If you're headed to Abu Dhabi, a 14 day quarantine either at home or at a designated facility ...

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 August 7th 2020

The total rating for United Arab Emirates changed from 3.1 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of United States

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

Changes from March 22nd 2020

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

Flag of Canada

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:

Flag of Australia

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).

Flag of Ireland

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:

Flag of Australia

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

Flag of Denmark

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:

Flag of Denmark

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

Flag of Finland

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

Flag of Ireland

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

Flag of New Zealand

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

Flag of Canada

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

Flag of United States

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.

flag

Flag of United Arab Emirates

Introduction Video

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 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to United Arab Emirates.

Is it safe to travel United Arab Emirates in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to United Arab Emirates. Maybe pick another location.

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 94,190 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 419 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.