Can I travel to Dubai for summer holidays? UK amber list rules and quarantine restrictions

DUBAI will finally move to the UK’s amber travel list after months in the red – much to the of holiday-starved Brits.

Here is everything you need to know about the UAE being off the list.

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Dubai is a popular holiday destination for Brits[/caption]

Is Dubai on the amber list for summer holidays?

Countries have been placed on a green, amber or red list depending on the risk they pose to the UK, as well as the current Covid situation in the country and their own vaccine rollout.

Dubai has not been added to the green list for quarantine-free holidays – it is currently on the red list – but will move to the amber list from August 8.

What are the current UK travel restrictions for Dubai?

From Sunday, August 8, Dubai will be moved from the red list to the amber list.

This means Brits need the following when returning to the UK from the UAE:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

However, double vaxxed Brits can skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two.

But Brits must have a negative Covid test to enter the UAE if arriving in Dubai and taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Positive tests result in a 10-day quarantine at a hospital, hotel or accommodation.

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The holiday hotspot will not open to Brits from May[/caption]

Also required from UK arrivals are a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form, both of which must be printed out and filled in.

The Covid-19 DXB app must also be downloaded and filled in.

However, Brits do not need to be vaccinated to visit Dubai unlike most countries in Europe.

Most Covid restrictions have also been lifted in Dubai with bars and restaurants open again, although face masks are still required in some public areas.

When will Dubai go onto the green list?

It is not known when Dubai will go onto the green list.

Countries have been placed on a green list depending on the risk they pose to the UK, as well as the current Covid situation in the country and their own vaccine rollout.

On August 7, Dubai reported 691,554 new cases of coronavirus have been reported along with 1,971 deaths.

Their cases have been increasing since January this year.



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