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United Arab Emirates

Recovery Rank for 180 countries/regions

Country Rank

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United Arab Emirates

Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

5

Recovery Index
87.15
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

5

Recovery Index
75.58
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

2

Severity Index
16.47
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

2

Severity Index
30.20
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating

26.09

(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 workers 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 Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai
(DXB), Ras-al-Khaima (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) with a return/onward ticket; - passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi (AUH) with a pre-arranged visa issued by Abu Dhabi; - 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.), Israel, 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
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 or transited through Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South
Africa, Tanzania or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United
Arab Emirates.

3. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB): - are subject to medical screening, and - must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App before departure or upon arrival.

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

5. Residents of United Arab Emirates with a residence visa returning to Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) and arriving from Bangladesh, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Liberia, Namibia,
Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa or Sri Lanka must have a GDRFA approval obtained before departure at
https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx .

6. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,
Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of
the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test (rapid RT-PCR is required for passengers arriving from Bangladesh) taken at most 6
hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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 whole item
does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities. - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC). - The rapid PCR test requirement does
not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates and their first degree family members.

7. Passengers entering United Arab Emirates who are arriving from or have transited through Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda must have: - a printed
negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most
6 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates. The test result must be in Arabic or English and 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; - passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC).

8. Passengers transiting through United Arab Emirates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia,
Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, 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. The test result must also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than
12 years; - passengers with disabilities; - passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB), Al Maktoum (DWC) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

9. Passengers entering or transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia must have: - a
printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test
taken at most 6 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of
United Arab Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the
sponsor; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

10. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have: - a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of
the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates; and - a printed negative COVID-19 rapid PCR test taken at most 6 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The rapid
PCR test must be taken at the first departure airport. 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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab
Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -
passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

11. Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-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 also have a QR code. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab
Emirates and their parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; -
passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with disabilities.

12. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
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 for passengers arriving from Egypt, Lebanon or Viet Nam. - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates and their
parents, spouses, children and siblings; - domestic workers who are traveling with the sponsor or with the first degree family members of the sponsor; - passengers arriving from
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri
Lanka, Sudan or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia; - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers
with disabilities.

13. 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
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra
Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

14. 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 Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South
Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

15. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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. A negative
test result issued by an approved laboratory in United Arab Emirates presented upon departure from Abu Dhabi (AUH) is also accepted if the test was taken at most 48 hours before
departure to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Passengers arriving from Egypt, 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 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

16. Passengers transiting Abu Dhabi (AUH) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result
must be in Arabic or English and must be issued by an approved 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.

17. Passengers entering Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum (DWC) from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cote
d'Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-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), Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

20. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca
(Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V.

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

22. 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.

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

24. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Abu Dhabi (AUH) for more than 24 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed airside hotel booking if their transit time exceeds 12
hours.

25. 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.

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

27. 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.

28. Passengers entering Abu Dhabi (AUH) must register before departure on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals . This will
generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival. - This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.

29. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Angola, Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda or Uganda are not allowed to enter and transit Dubai (DXB) or Al Maktoum
(DWC). - This does not apply to: - nationals of United Arab Emirates; - passengers with a golden visa issued by United Arab Emirates.

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA. (Timatic COVID-19 Alerts Service has been discontinued on 1/1/2022, please refer this page for latest travel advisory)


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 75.58 87.15 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 48.98 50.45 4,246,439 Medium Density High income 26-30 deg 100%
Qatar 75.75 80.62 2,832,067 Medium Density High income 26-30 deg 100%
Austria 64.90 58.04 8,877,067 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Croatia 63.30 64.18 4,067,500 Medium Density High income 11-20 deg 85%
Denmark 77.09 73.65 5,818,553 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Estonia 38.72 46.16 1,326,590 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Hungary 55.35 59.80 9,769,949 Medium Density High income 11-20 deg 85%
Ireland 54.76 52.38 4,941,444 Medium Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Kuwait 72.27 76.25 4,207,083 Medium Density High income 21-25 deg 85%
Latvia 71.22 65.28 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 May Improve. The GCI Model indicates that the situation has a small probability of recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the recovery trend will improve significantly in the near future.




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