The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it will resume issuing tourist visas to vaccinated travelers from August 30 (today). UAE authorities have said that applications for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries, provided that they are fully vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines.

The WHO-approved vaccines include AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

“The decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from the previously banned countries. Arriving passengers on tourist visa must take mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport. The previous rules for unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place,” Emirates News Agency has reported.


On August 5, the UAE lifted a ban on transit passenger traffic from Pakistan, India, Nigeria and other countries.