UAE Response to Covid-19

UPDATE: December 16, 2022

The UAE has lifted all restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19. UAE airlines’ websites continually update flight schedules, as well as information on what to expect upon arriving in Abu Dhabi or Dubai:

See below for more information.

Traveling to the United States

All non-US citizen, non-US immigrants traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of June 12, 2022, air passengers traveling to the US from a foreign country are no longer required to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

UAE COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The UAE is playing a critical role to facilitate and accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, and help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn more. 

UAE Humanitarian Assistance During COVID-19

The UAE is supporting countries around the world in their fight against COVID-19. The Abu Dhabi HOPE Consortium assisted UNICEF with the shipment of 65 ultra-low temperature freezers to 21 African countries. As of April 2022, Emirates SkyCargo had transported more than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to over 80 destinations on its aircraft.

The UAE has provided medical aid, ventilators, testing kits, personal protective equipment and supplies to 135 countries worldwide to support global efforts to combat COVID-19. Click here to read about the UAE's worldwide efforts to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Information

UAE public health authorities provide information on their websites:

With one of the highest per-capita vaccination rates in the world, the UAE is leading global efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. UAE health authorities are implementing extensive preventative measures to protect public health in line with the World Health Organization’s rules and regulations. For the latest information on cases in the UAE, visit the Abu Dhabi Department of Health website.

Consular Services

Consular services include:

  1. Emirati Citizen Affairs
  2. Attestation and Legalization of Documents
  3. Issuing Diplomatic and Official Passports

All Embassy documents required for consular services must be mailed in a prepaid, return envelope to the Embassy until further notice.

3522 International Court, NW

Suite 100

Washington, DC 20008

To inquire about consular services, please call the relevant number below:

  • UAE Embassy in Washington, DC: (202) 243-2400
  • Houston Consulate: (832) 956-6666
  • Los Angeles Consulate: (310) 623-5604
  • New York City Consulate: (212) 419-7670

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Emirati citizens with urgent needs should contact the emergency number: +1 (202) 716-8211.

Additional information can be found in the "UAE Nationals in the United States" section below.

Additional information on UAE visa and passport requirements.

Additional Information

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority is also providing updates on air travel to and from the UAE.

US citizens in the UAE should refer to the State Department and the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi for the latest updates and information.

UAE Nationals in the United States

For UAE nationals currently residing in or visiting the United States, the UAE Embassy and Consulates are available to assist.

Please note that all Embassy documents required for consular services must be mailed in a prepaid, return envelope to the Embassy until further notice.

3522 International Court, NW

Suite 100

Washington, DC 20008

You may also refer to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional information.

For all inquiries, please contact the Embassy at: (202) 243-2400.

Additional contact information for the Embassy can be found here.

UAE Embassy Repatriation Efforts

As part of the response to COVID-19, the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC worked to help UAE nationals and residents in the US return to the UAE. More here.

UAE Embassy Support for Local Communities

The UAE Embassy is partnering with Washington, DC organizations and charities to support local communities confronting medical and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. More here.