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United Arab Emirates

Recovery Rank for 180 countries/regions

Country Rank

9


United Arab Emirates

Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

4

Recovery Index
76.64
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

4

Recovery Index
69.54
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

3

Severity Index
48.68
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

2

Severity Index
38.43
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating

60.87

(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


Population
9,770,529

(Medium Density)


GNI per capita (US$)

40,880

(High income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

4
3
2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
2
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
4
5

Travel Advisory


1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of United Arab Emirates; - domestic helpers who are traveling with the sponsor or with
the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers with an entry permit issued by United Arab Emirates; - passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ)
with a return/onward ticket; - nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia; - nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program and
traveling to Dubai (DXB). They must have a pre-arranged visa or a pre-approval to enter; - nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium,
Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius,
Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Solomon Isl., Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See), passengers with a British passport with nationality
"British Citizen" and passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH); - nationals of India with a visa issued by the USA or with a residence permit
issued by USA, United Kingdom or an EU Member State traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH); - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a resident visa; - passengers traveling to Abu
Dhabi (AUH) with a tourist visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - passengers who are traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) and arriving from Australia, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China (People's
Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand,
Portugal, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, USA, United Kingdom or Uzbekistan with a pre-arranged visa issued by any emirate; - nationals of
Indonesia traveling under the Safe Travel Corridor program. They must have an entry permit and a return ticket.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of
United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members; - passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport traveling on duty; - passengers with a golden visa or a silver
visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Viet Nam are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first
degree family members; - passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport traveling on duty; - passengers with a golden visa or a silver visa issued by United Arab Emirates; -
passengers with a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 28 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK
Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

4. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Nigeria or South Africa are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of
United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty with an official letter from the MOFA of United Arab Emirates.

5. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.

6. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) or Sharjah (SHJ) must have health insurance.

7. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a Golden Residence Card or a residency visa returning to Dubai (DXB) must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at
https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitServiceForm.aspx .

8. Residents of United Arab Emirates must have an ICA approval obtained at https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae before departure. - This does not apply to passengers returning to Dubai
(DXB).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through United Arab Emirates who in the past 14 days have been in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka or Viet Nam must have a
printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a
laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with
disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United
Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the
departure country. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka, Sudan or Viet Nam; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before
departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on
https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. The test result must have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12
years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Nigeria must: - have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct
flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory
accredited by Nigeria; or - have a printed negative COVID-19 rapid test taken at most 4 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

13. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia,
Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro,
Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan,
Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of
the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae
or a laboratory accredited by the departure country. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with
disabilities.

14. Passengers entering Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab
Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the
departure country. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving from
Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.

15. Passengers entering Sharjah (SHJ) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The
test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited by the departure country.
- This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India,
Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.

16. Passengers entering or transiting through Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to
United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved laboratory listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae or a laboratory accredited
by the departure country. Passengers arriving from Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Sudan must have a QR code in the test result. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12
years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia,
Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova (Rep.),
Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan,
Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

18. Nationals of United Arab Emirates entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

19. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH), Al Maktoum (DWC), Dubai (DXB), or Sharjah (SHJ) could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test and quarantine.

20. Visa on arrival facilities at Abu Dhabi (AUH) restarted.

21. Expired residence permits issued by the United Arab Emirates that have been extended until December 2020 are accepted for entry. Passengers must present proof of the extended
validity.

22. Nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling under the Fast Track program must have an 'Isolation Exemption Certificate'.

23. Passengers are allowed to transit through Abu Dhabi (AUH) for a maximum of 24 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed airside hotel booking if their transit time exceeds 12
hours.

24. Nationals of Nigeria must have a return ticket, and a hotel booking or proof of accommodation address for the period of intended stay. - This does not apply to passengers with
a resident visa.

25. Passengers arriving at Sharjah (SHJ) must download the ALHOSN App.

26. Flights from India, Viet Nam and Yemen are suspended.

27. Until 18 June 2021, flights from Nigeria and South Africa are suspended .

28. Airline crew without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to quarantine
until their next flight.

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA.


United Arab Emirates Infection Trend


How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.


Countries with Similar Characteristics


This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

United Arab Emirates 69.54 76.64 9,770,529 Medium Density High income 26-30 deg
Country Recovery Index Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature
since First Case (Celsius)
Match%
Panama 42.72 50.66 4,246,439 Medium Density High income 26-30 deg 100%
Qatar 67.35 76.50 2,832,067 Medium Density High income 26-30 deg 100%
Austria 70.24 78.40 8,877,067 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Croatia 58.39 66.33 4,067,500 Medium Density High income 11-20 deg 85%
Denmark 69.50 70.08 5,818,553 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Estonia 50.68 51.90 1,326,590 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Hungary 45.17 50.25 9,769,949 Medium Density High income 11-20 deg 85%
Ireland 51.51 57.09 4,941,444 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Kuwait 39.12 45.40 4,207,083 Medium Density High income 21-25 deg 85%
Latvia 61.66 59.19 1,912,789 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%

GCI Recovery Forecast


The GCI Recovery Forecasting methodology relies on a Monte Carlo simulation model as we recognise that the factors that contribute to an increase / decrease in confirmed COVID19 cases are highly variable and subject to various localised circumstances and interventions. The P10 / P50 / P90 are probabilities assigned to the forecasts, with P10 being highly optimistic, and P90 being very conservative on recovery and reduction in cases. The forecast model is updated daily based on the latest case data.

Forecast Results:

Situation Worsening. Infections are forecasted to continue to be on the rise. Interventions are required, if not already in place.




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