Travelling through Dubai airport? Use your Emirates ID card to prove your vaccination record and recent PCR test results!
22 June 2021| Last updated on 28 June 2021
With Covid vaccinations on the rise and travel restrictions easing across the globe, many are ready to start booking future trips. While the travel rules vary country to country, most require people to be fully-vaccinated or at least have a negative PCR test result.
What comes as great news to many UAE expats, residents at Dubai (DXB) airport can now simply show their Emirates ID at airline check-in counters and smart gates, which will automatically present their Covid-19 vaccine status and most recent PCR test result.
Thanks to Dubai's paperless strategy, UAE residents will no longer need to present paper proof of their vaccine status or PCR test when travelling at Dubai airport.
Once you've scanned your Emirates ID at the check-in counter or airport smart gates, it will show which of the three DHA-approved vaccines you've had (Pfizer, Sinopharm or AstraZeneca), and when and where you had your second dose.
While the Emirates ID offers expats a faster and smoother check-in process, passengers are still recommended to download the UAE Al Hosn app and the IATA Travel Pass app. Both mobile apps also stores your Covid vaccine and PCR test information.
What if I don't have an Emirates ID?
For visitors and non-residents, staff at Dubai airport will instead scan their passports. The passport scan will also reflect their test result and vaccine status.
If their vaccination is NOT one of the three DHA-approved jabs, the passenger will need to present their vaccination card or an online link to their card.