Updates about Covid-19 rules for entering UAE by land
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security have announced an update of the rules for people entering the UAE through the country's land ports, starting from Tuesday, March 29th.
Foreigners need to undertake the rapid Exponential Deep Examination (EDE)
According to the update, all those coming to the UAE, including the vaccinated and unvaccinated against Covid-19, do not need to conduct a pre-departure PCR test. However, foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country unless they undertake the rapid Exponential Deep Examination (EDE). All the vehicle occupants have to perform the EDE as a precondition to enter the country. The rules come in line with the UAE's strategy to protect public health and safety and ensure returning to normalcy.
It is important to note that tourists need to adhere to the Green Pass protocol upon entering various events, tourist and cultural sites, and other places that require the presentation of Green Pass as a precondition for entry.