5 countries UAE residents can travel to with no need to quarantine

5 countries UAE residents can travel to with no need to quarantine

If you’re looking into escaping Dubai for an end-of-year getaway or perhaps in a couple of weeks time when the UAE will be having a five-day-long weekend, then these destinations may just fit the bill.

Even better, there’s no need to quarantine when you get there as the UAE is on the no quarantine list.

United Kingdom

With many British expats living the UAE, it was welcomed news to know the UAE is no longer on the quarantine list, making it a lot easier to go and visit family and friends. While there is currently no quarantine time, the UK is currently in a second lockdown, so it may be wise to hold off on travelling just yet, but this is set to be lifted on December 2 in time for the Christmas season.


If you truly fancy a white Christmas or just a true winter in general, then you’ll be please to know those residing in the UAE no longer have to quarantine when travelling to Switzerland. However, note that the European/Schengen states (to which Switzerland belongs) still have entry regulations in place for certain nationalities/residents. It’s, therefore, necessary to check the requirements before making a booking.

The Maldives

With flydubai having relaunched their flights to the Maldives, now is the perfect time to make a visit to the luxurious paradise. With a negative COVID-19 PCR test required and the country’s ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ – which has been endorsed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – you can be rest assured health and safety are being followed to the highest standards.

The Seychelles

Basque in the crystal clear waters of the Seychelles, a country which reopened its borders to UAE residents on August 31. All you need to travel there is a negative PCR test and to undergo a second test on your fifth night of your holiday.


With similar rules in place to the UAE – face masks being worn in public at all times and social distancing measures – Egypt is currently allowing residents from the country to travel there without the need to quarantine. You need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result which has been issued within 72 hours of departure and it must be shown in paper format. Valid COVID-19 insurance is also mandatory, and incoming passengers will need to undergo another health screening upon arrival into the country.