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Do You Need Travel Insurance for the United Arab Emirates?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the United Arab Emirates?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the United Arab Emirates?
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Elegantly sprawled along the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates is known for enormous deserts and the beautiful city of Dubai. Also known as the UAE or simply Emirates, this country may be small geographically but it is rich in culture and activities for any sort of traveler.

Explore vast deserts, stand-out cities, world-class restaurants or indulge in the luxuries of this unique country.

Travel Requirements for the United Arab Emirates

Travel insurance may be required for visiting the UAE if you come from a country that requires you to have a visa to enter the country. One of the visa requirements may be proof of suitable travel medical insurance.

However, even if you don’t need travel insurance to enter the UAE, you’ll be glad to have it if your travels hit a snag.

COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates

If you have to travel, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

If you do decide to travel, protect yourself and your loved ones by purchasing travel insurance. Trip Insurance plans can help reimburse a percentage of your pre-paid travel expenses if your trip is canceled, postponed or interrupted. Travel medical insurance can help cover healthcare costs from injuries and illnesses, including COVID-19, while abroad.

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Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & safety

UAE travel is generally very safe, particularly in resorts and tourist-heavy areas. However tourists should be wary of pickpockets. The large cities are considered to be very safe and the largest concern for locals tend to be traffic accidents.

If possible, avoid traveling to Abu Musa Island as it is involved in a territory dispute between the UAE and Iran.

While on your United Arab Emirates travels, pay attention to local etiquette, especially outside of the major cities. Women may also be required to wear a covering over their head and hair outside of Dubai.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for the UAE.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever
  • Pneumonia

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

No advance visa arrangements are required for citizens of countries including the U.S., Australia, China, Canada and Japan who are staying for 30 days or less. For residents of the Schengen area, and much of Latin America, no visas are required for stays of 90 days or less. You can also learn more in-depth information about visa and entry requirements.

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