Visa requirements for United Arab Emirati citizens

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The cover of a biometric Emirati passport

Visa requirements for UAE citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of the United Arab Emirates. Emirati citizens do not need a visa to enter other member states of the GCC. They also have the right to take up jobs in those countries. Similarly, citizens of other GCC states do not need a visa to enter UAE. In 2015, Emirati citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 114 countries and territories, ranking the Emirati passport 40th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.[1] Emirati passport is one of the 5 passports with the most improved rating since 2006.[2] The Schengen Area introduced visa free access for Emirati citizens for 90 days, from 7 May 2015. The UK introduced electronic visa waiver (EVW) on 1 January 2014.[3][4]

Visa requirements map[edit]

Visa requirements for United Arab Emirati citizens
  UAE
  Freedom of movement
  Visa free access
  Visa on arrival
  eVisa

Visa requirements[edit]

Country Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Afghanistan Visa required[5]
 Albania Visa not required[6] 90 days
 Algeria Visa required[7]
 Andorra Visa not required[8]
 Angola Visa required[9]
 Antigua and Barbuda Visa not required[10][11] 30 days
 Argentina Visa required[12]
 Armenia Visa on arrival[13] 180 days
 Australia Visa required[14] May apply online.[15] Transit visa is not required.[16]
 Austria Visa not required[17] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Azerbaijan Visa on arrival[18] 30 days; obtainable at any international airport.[19]
 Bahamas Visa not required[20] 3 months
 Bahrain Visa not required[21] Freedom of movement.
 Bangladesh Visa on arrival[22] 30 days
 Barbados Visa required[23]
 Belarus Visa required[24]
 Belgium Visa not required[25] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Belize Visa required[26]
 Benin Visa required[27]
 Bhutan Visa required[28]
 Bolivia Visa on arrival[29] 90 days
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required[30][31] 90 days
 Botswana Visa not required[32] 90 days[33]
 Brazil Visa required[34]
 Brunei Visa not required[35] 30 days
 Bulgaria Visa not required[36] 90 days within 180 days
 Burkina Faso Visa required[37]
 Burundi Visa on arrival[38] 3 months
 Cambodia Visa on arrival[39] 30 days
 Cameroon Visa required[40]
 Canada Visa required[41]
 Cape Verde Visa on arrival[42]
 Central African Republic Visa required[43]
 Chad Visa required[44]
 Chile Visa required[45]
 China Visa required[46] 72-hours visa free visit when in transit at Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Xi'an.
 Colombia Visa not required[47] 180 days
 Comoros Visa on arrival[48]
 Republic of the Congo Visa required[49]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required[50]
 Costa Rica Visa required[51]
 Côte d'Ivoire eVisa[52] 3 months; eVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
 Croatia Visa not required[53] 90 days within 180 days
 Cuba Visa required[54]
 Cyprus Visa not required[55] 90 days within 180 days
 Czech Republic Visa not required[56] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Denmark Visa not required[57] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Djibouti Visa on arrival[58]
 Dominica Visa not required[59] 21 days
 Dominican Republic Visa not required[60] Tourist card required.
 Ecuador Visa not required[61] 90 days
 Egypt Visa not required[62] 90 days
 El Salvador Visa not required[63] 90 days
 Equatorial Guinea Visa required[64]
 Eritrea Visa required[65]
 Estonia Visa not required[66] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Ethiopia Visa required[67]
 Fiji Visa not required[68] 4 months
 Finland Visa not required[69] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 France Visa not required[70] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Gabon eVisa[71] Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
 Gambia Visa not required[72] 90 days
 Georgia Visa not required[73] 360 days[74]
 Germany Visa not required[75] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Ghana Visa required[76]
 Greece Visa not required[77] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Grenada Visa not required[78]
 Guatemala Visa not required[79] 90 days
 Guinea Visa required[80]
 Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival[81] 90 days
 Guyana Visa required[82]
 Haiti Visa not required[83] 3 months
 Honduras Visa required[84]
 Hungary Visa not required[85] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Iceland Visa not required[86] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 India e-Tourist Visa[87] 30 days
 Indonesia Visa not required[88] 30 days. Select ports of entry.
 Iran Visa on arrival[89] 30 days[90]
 Iraq Visa required[91]
 Ireland Visa required[92] Visa waiver for UK 'C' visa holders until October 2016. Entry permitted only if first point of entry to the Common Travel Area is in the UK.[93]
 Israel Visa required[94]
 Italy Visa not required[95] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Jamaica Visa required[96]
 Japan Visa required[97]
 Jordan Visa not required[98] 3 months
 Kazakhstan Visa not required[99] 15 days as part of the no-visa pilot program in period 15 July 2014 - 31 December 2017[100]
 Kenya eVisa[101] 3 months; also visa on arrival until 1 September 2015
 Kiribati Visa required[102]
 North Korea Visa required[103]
 South Korea Visa not required[104] 30 days
 Kuwait Visa not required[105] Freedom of movement.
 Kyrgyzstan Visa not required[106] 60 days
 Laos Visa on arrival[107] 30 days
 Latvia Visa not required[108] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Lebanon Visa not required[109] 6 months
 Lesotho Visa required[110]
 Liberia Visa required[111]
 Libya Visa required[112]
 Liechtenstein Visa not required[113] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Lithuania Visa not required[114] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Luxembourg Visa not required[115] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Macedonia Visa not required[116] 90 days
 Madagascar Visa on arrival[117] 90 days
 Malawi Visa on arrival[118]
 Malaysia Visa not required[119] 3 months
 Maldives Visa on arrival[120] 30 days
 Mali Visa required[121]
 Malta Visa not required[122] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Marshall Islands Visa on arrival[123] 90 days
 Mauritania Visa on arrival[124]
 Mauritius Visa not required[125] 90 days
 Mexico Visa required[126]
 Micronesia Visa not required[127] 30 days
 Moldova Visa required[128]
 Monaco Visa not required[129]
 Mongolia Visa required[130]
 Montenegro Visa not required[131][132] 90 days
 Morocco Visa not required[133] 3 months
 Mozambique Visa required[134] Visa on arrival is no longer available to citizens of countries that host an embassy of Mozambique.[135][136][137]
 Myanmar Visa required[138]
 Namibia Visa required[139]
 Nauru Visa required[140]
   Nepal Visa on arrival[141] 90 days
 Netherlands Visa not required[142] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 New Zealand Visa not required[143] 90 days
 Nicaragua Visa not required[144] 90 days
 Niger Visa required[145]
 Nigeria Visa required[146]
 Norway Visa not required[147] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Oman Visa not required[148] Freedom of movement.
 Pakistan Visa required[149]
 Palau Visa on arrival[150] 30 days
 Panama Visa not required[151] 180 days
 Papua New Guinea Visa required[152]
 Paraguay Visa required[153]
 Peru Visa required[154]
 Philippines Visa not required[155] 30 days
 Poland Visa not required[156] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Portugal Visa not required[157] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Qatar Visa not required[158] Freedom of movement.
 Romania Visa not required[159] 90 days within 180 days
 Russia Visa required[160]
 Rwanda eVisa[161] 90 days
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required[162] 3 months
 Saint Lucia Visa required[163]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required[164] 1 month
 Samoa Entry Permit on arrival[165] 60 days
 San Marino Visa not required[166]
 São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa[167]
 Saudi Arabia Visa not required[168] Freedom of movement.
 Senegal Visa on arrival[169] 3 months
 Serbia Visa not required[170] 90 days
 Seychelles Visa not required[171] 90 days
 Sierra Leone Visa required[172]
 Singapore Visa not required[173] 30 days
 Slovakia Visa not required[174] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Slovenia Visa not required[175] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Solomon Islands Visa required[176]
 Somalia Visa required[177] 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted
to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
 South Africa Visa required[178]
 South Sudan Visa required[179]
 Spain Visa not required[180] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization[181] 30 days
 Sudan Visa on arrival[182]
 Suriname Visa required[183]
 Swaziland Visa not required[184] 30 days
 Sweden Visa not required[185] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
  Switzerland Visa not required[186] 90 days within 180 days inside Schengen Area
 Syria Visa required[187]
 Tajikistan Visa on arrival[188]
 Tanzania Visa on arrival[189]
 Thailand Visa not required[190] 1 month
 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival[191] 30 days
 Togo Visa on arrival[192] 7 days
 Tonga Visa required[193]
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa required[194]
 Tunisia Visa not required[195] 90 days
 Turkey eVisa[196] 3 months
 Turkmenistan Visa required[197]
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival[198] 1 month
 Uganda Visa on arrival[199]
 Ukraine Visa required[200]
 United Kingdom Electronic Visa Waiver[201] 6 months
 United States Visa required[202]
 Uruguay Visa required[203]
 Uzbekistan Visa required[204]
 Vanuatu Visa not required[205]
  Vatican City Visa not required[206]
 Venezuela Visa required[207]
 Vietnam Visa required[208]
 Yemen Visa on arrival[209] 3 months
 Zambia Visa on arrival[210] 90 days; also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.
 Zimbabwe Visa on arrival[211] 90 days; also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

Vaccination[edit]

Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from an infected area.[212]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[213]

Visitors with passport stamp of Israel are not allowed to enter a number of countries because of the Arab League boycott of Israel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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