Written by Sherina Mahtani
Slowly but surely, travel borders are opening up to tourists. We want to make sure that you have all the information! Here are some travel tips regarding COVID-19 testing requirements and any new VISA information you may need when you plan your next trip. Our top 6 destinations to travel are Dubai, Croatia, Italy, Prague, Norway & Greece.
Here are some steps you can follow to make your journey smoother:
1. Travelling to Dubai from any destination, you will need a printed negative COVID-19 test certificate, taken a maximum of 96 hours before your flight. This test must be a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test - no other test will be accepted.
2. If you are flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh, you will need to be tested in one of the listed laboratories for the certificate to be valid. Have a look where the nearest designated lab is to you - Click here!. A hard copy is also required so make sure you get a printed certificate from your doctor!
3. Upon check-in you will need to fill out a Health Declaration Form as a safety precaution.
4. During your flight, you will need to complete a Quarantine Undertaking form, which will also be provided to you on board.
5. We’re almost there! Once you arrive Dubai, hand over your Quarantine Undertaking Form to the Health Authority staff and they will guide you to take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. If positive, you will be required to undergo quarantine. If not, you are free to go!
6. It would be a good idea to download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App as well!
Check if you need a visa to travel to Dubai here! Whether you require visa on arrival or need to apply for a prearranged visit visa - it’ll let you know!
1. Italy has only opened its borders to the European nations without any restrictions, with exceptions of Malta, Spain, Greece & Croatia. If you have stayed or transited through these destinations, you will be required to provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours of entering Italy.
2. Tests will be provided upon arrival if you don’t provide one beforehand, however, you will have to quarantine until the test results are ready.
3. If travelling to Italy, you will need to fill out, print and present a self-declaration form to any Health Authorities that may do random checks.
4. Once you reach Italy, you are free to travel within Italy with exemptions of Sardinia, Sicily, Apulia and Calabria! There are additional forms that you will need to fill if you choose to travel there available here.
1. Travel from any country is allowed if you provide a confirmation of a paid accommodation in Croatia and a purpose of travel.
2. If you are travelling from anywhere within the EU, you do not need to provide the above information.
3. Tourists not coming from the EU will need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 otherwise will need to self-quarantine for 14 days.
4. Travel insurance covering COVID-19 medical costs is recommended!
- Regular visa requirements pre COVID-19 still apply.
- If you would like to check if your country requires a visa to travel to Croatia, click here to find out!
1. Have a look if the destination you are travelling from is mentioned on the list of countries with low risk of COVID-19 - Click here!
2. If your destination is mentioned, you are free to travel through Prague!
3. If your home town is not mentioned, you will need to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, provide a purpose of stay and a negative PCR test for COVID-19 before you travel.
1. Tourists coming from most counties (EU & Non-EU) will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine period.
Don’t worry, as soon as Norway opens up its borders with minimal restrictions, we will update the blog!
1. Non-European citizens are not allowed to enter Greece just yet. Exceptions apply to flights from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and the UAE. If you are flying from any of these countries, you will need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 performed 72 hours before entering Greece.
2. If you are a European citizen, 24 hours before landing into Greece, you will need to fill a Passenger Locator Form (PLF)
3. Upon arrival, there will be targeted and random testing so make sure you feel alright before travelling!