Travelling to/from Dubai during COVID-19 pandemic - Azerbaijan Airlines

Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:
- nationals and residents of United Arab Emirates;
- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;
- passengers with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates;
- passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) with a return/onward ticket;
 

1. All passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must provide printed medical certificate (soft copies not allowed) with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result.

PCR test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the flight to Dubai (DXB). The certificate must be in Arabic or English only (No Handwritten Reports) and must be issued by the laboratory approved by the departure country. It is recommended to have a QR-code on the certificate confirming its authenticity. 

 This does not apply to:
- nationals of United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings;

- domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor;

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with disabilities;

2. UAE residents arriving to DXB:
Residents of United Arab Emirates with a Golden Residence Card or a residency visa returning to Dubai (DXB) must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitServiceForm.aspx .
You can check the validity of your visa at this website.
If you hold a valid residence visa issued by any other emirate, you will need to confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE at uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before booking your flight. If you do not confirm your entry/re-entry to the UAE, you will not be accepted for travel. You can check the validity of your visa at this website. Passenger also must download and register “COVID-19 DXB Smart App” before arriving at DXB.
Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

3. Tourists arriving at DXB

 All travelers arriving to Dubay holder of any kind of Visit Visa (tourism, long visit, short visit, multiple-entry visit etc.) are subject to medical screening, must hold a return/onward ticket, must have health insurance, and must register “COVID-19 DXB Smart App” before or after arriving at Dubai.

All passengers entering Dubai (DXB) from Azerbaijan are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and may be quarantined until you receive the test results.

4. All passengers departing from Dubai (DXB) must present at check-in desk medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. Alternatively, passengers can download the ALHOSN mobile app (link to download). which will upload information about their test result. You need to download this app to your smartphone in advance and make sure that the test results have been received and are available in the app. Taking into account possible technical problems, the passengers are advised to receive certificates with QR codes printed on them. A list of laboratories that provide the certificates with QR code is given at the end of the page. The PCR test must be completed 72 hours before the flight departure from Dubai (DXB).

5 . Passengers could be subject to quarantine.

- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

6. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and transit.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of United Arab Emirates;

- passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates

 7. The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

ALHOSN mobile app guide:

  1. Download the AlHosn UAE application in the AppStore, Google Play or for other platforms. The full list is available on the website https://www.alhosnapp.ae/en/home/
  2. Sign up the application using your phone number (active in the UAE). A one-use password (OTP) will be sent to the number. You also need to enter the Emirates ID for residents or the UID number for tourists (it is indicated on the visa). Tourists should have a copy of their visa with them when passing the PCR-test. For Azerbaijani citizens who issue a visa upon arrival in the UAE, it is necessary to request a unique UID number when passing through passport control at the airport.
  3. Enter the OTP and verify your account.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth to complete the sign-up.
  5. Make sure that your test result is loaded into the app.
  6. A personal QR-code, combined with the app's color-coding system, helps you determine your health status:
    1. Green indicates that you have been tested for coronavirus and are not infected.
    2. Red indicates that your recent coronavirus tests have shown that you are infected with COVID-19 and yo u need to contact health authorities for proper advice.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice.