For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the United Arab Emirates for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Travel restrictions vary depending on the specific destination within the United Arab Emirates.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to the United Arab Emirates.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering the United Arab Emirates.
Travellers returning from the United Arab Emirates must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
Visitors returning from the United Arab Emirates are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
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