GEN 1.3 Entry, transit and departure of passengers and crew

1.3.1 Customs requirements

1.3.1.1 Customs requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
1.3.1.1.1 Arrival

Baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers and crew should be immediately released except for items selected by the customs authorities for inspection.

1.3.1.1.2 Transit

Inspection of baggage belonging to transit passengers is required.

1.3.1.1.3 Departure

Inspection of baggage belonging to embarking passengers is not required.

1.3.1.2 Customs requirements in the Emirate of Dubai
1.3.1.2.1 Arrival

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.2.2 Transit

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.2.3 Departure

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.3 Customs requirements in the Emirate of Fujairah
1.3.1.3.1 Arrival

Baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers and crew should be immediately released, except for items selected by the customs authorities for inspection.

1.3.1.3.2 Transit

Inspection of hand baggage belonging to transit passengers is required.

1.3.1.3.3 Departure

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.4 Customs requirements in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah
1.3.1.4.1 Arrival

Baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers and crew should be immediately released, except for items selected by customs authorities for inspection.

1.3.1.4.2 Transit

Inspection of hand baggage belonging to transit passengers is required.

1.3.1.4.3 Departure

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.5 Customs requirements in the Emirate of Sharjah
1.3.1.5.1 Arrival

Baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers and crew should be immediately released, except for items selected by the customs authorities for inspection.

1.3.1.5.2 Transit

No routine requirements.

1.3.1.5.3 Departure

The baggage of embarking passengers baggage is required for inspection.

1.3.2 Immigration requirements

1.3.2.1 Immigration requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
1.3.2.1.1 Arriving passengers

Persons of most nationalities who hold a valid passport and onward ticket with confirmed reservations for the continuation of their journey may be issued, on arrival in Abu Dhabi, with a transit visa valid for a period of 72 hours only. Such visas will not be extended or converted into visitors visas. Persons wishing to enter Abu Dhabi for longer than 72 hours must obtain an entry permit. The entry permit must be obtained from the Department of Nationality, Passports and Residence, Abu Dhabi, on the visitors behalf by a person legally resident in the area. Holders of such entry permits will be entitled to receive visas on arrival in Abu Dhabi.

1.3.2.1.2 Transit passengers

No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same airport, provided they do not leave the airport precincts.

1.3.2.1.3 Departing passengers

On departure all passengers must complete an embarkation card and are required to produce their passports for inspection.

1.3.2.1.4 Crew

A flight crew member listed on the crew list who retains his or her license in their possession when embarking and disembarking is not required to present any additional documents provided that they remain at the airport where their aircraft has stopped, or within the confines of the city adjacent thereto, and departs on the same aircraft or on their company's next regularly scheduled flight out of Abu Dhabi is not required to present any additional documents.

1.3.2.2 Immigration requirements in the Emirate of Dubai
1.3.2.2.1 Arriving passengers

Persons of most nationalities who hold a valid passport and onward ticket with confirmed reservations for the continuation of their journey may be issued, on arrival in Dubai, with a visitor visa valid for a period of 7 days only. This visa must be sponsored by a person legally resident in Dubai who may obtain the visa on the visitors behalf, on presentation of his passport to the airport immigration authorities. Such visas will not be extended or converted. Persons wishing to enter Dubai for longer than 7 days must either hold a valid visa issued by a United Arab Emirates Embassy overseas or an entry permit obtained on their behalf, by a person legally resident in Dubai from Central Immigration Department, Dubai. Holders of such entry permits will be entitled to receive visas on arrival in Dubai.

1.3.2.3 Immigration requirements in the Emirate of Fujairah
1.3.2.3.1 Arriving passengers

Persons of most nationalities who hold a valid passport and onward ticket with confirmed reservations for the continuation of their journey may be issued, on arrival in Fujairah, with a visitors visa valid for a period of 7 days only. This visa must be sponsored by a person legally resident in Fujairah who may obtain the visa on the visitors behalf, on presentation of his passport to the airport immigration authorities. Such visas will not be extended or converted.

Persons wishing to enter Fujairah for longer than 7 days must either hold a valid visa issued by a United Arab Emirates Embassy overseas or an entry permit obtained on their behalf, by a person legally resident in Fujairah from the Central Immigration Department, Fujairah. Holders of such entry permits will be entitled to receive visas on arrival in Fujairah.

1.3.2.3.2 Transit passengers

No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same or a nearby airport.

1.3.2.3.3 Departing passengers

Inspection of identity documents only.

1.3.2.3.4 Crew

A Flight crew member on scheduled services who retains his or her licence in their possession when embarking and disembarking, remains at the airport where the aircraft has stopped, or within the confines of the cities adjacent thereto, and departs on the same aircraft or on the company's regularly scheduled flight out of Fujairah, their Flight crew licence or certificate is accepted in lieu of passport or visa for temporary admission into Fujairah. This provision is also applicable if the crew member enters Fujairah by other means or transport for the purpose of joining an aircraft.

1.3.2.4 Immigration requirements in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah
1.3.2.4.1 Arriving passengers

Persons of most nationalities who hold a valid passport and onward ticket with confirmed reservations for the continuation of their journey may be issued, on arrival in Ras Al Khaimah, with a transit visa valid for a period of 15 days only. This visa must be sponsored by person legally resident in Ras Al Khaimah who may obtain the visa on the visitors behalf, on presentation of his passport to the Airport Immigration Authorities. Such visas will not be extended or converted.

Persons wishing to enter Ras Al Khaimah for longer than 15 days must either hold a valid visit visa issued by United Arab Emirates Embassy overseas or an entry permit obtained on their behalf, by a person legally resident in Ras Al Khaimah from the Central Immigration Department, Ras Al Khaimah. Holders of such entry permits will be entitled to receive visas on arrival in Ras Al Khaimah.

1.3.2.4.2 Transit passengers

No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same or a nearby airport.

1.3.2.4.3 Departing passengers

Departing passengers are required to complete a departure card and produce their passport for inspection.

1.3.2.4.4 Crew

A Flight crew member on scheduled services who retains his or her licence in their possession when embarking and disembarking, remains at the airport where the aircraft has stopped, or within the confines of the cities adjacent thereto, and departs on the same aircraft or on the company's regularly scheduled flight out of Ras Al Khaimah, their Flight crew licence or certificate is accepted in lieu of passport or visa for temporary admission into Ras Al Khaimah. This provision is also applicable if the crew member enters Ras Al Khaimah by other means or transport for the purpose of joining an aircraft.

1.3.2.5 Immigration requirements in the Emirate of Sharjah
1.3.2.5.1 Arriving passengers

Persons of most nationalities who hold a valid passport and onward ticket for the continuation of their journey may be issued, on arrival in Sharjah with a transit visa for a period of 7 days. A sponsor should be available at the airport on arrival with a valid passport. If the sponsor is a foreigner, he has to have a valid residence visa with him.

Seven-day transit visas will not be converted into visit, employment, or residence visas, but can be extended by the sponsor at the Immigration Department in Sharjah, otherwise a fine of AED 100 per day will have to be paid to the immigration authority for each day of overstay.

Persons wishing to enter Sharjah for longer than 7 days must hold a visitors visa issued from a United Arab Emirates Embassy abroad or obtain an entry permit. The entry permit must be obtained from the Immigration Department, Sharjah, on visitor's behalf by a person legally resident in the United Arab Emirates. Holders of such entry permits will be entitled to receive visas after arrival in Sharjah.

1.3.2.5.2 Transit passengers

No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same airport

1.3.2.5.3 Departing passengers

Embarking passengers identity documents are required to be inspected.

1.3.2.5.4 Crew

A flight crew member listed on scheduled services who retains his or her license in their possession when embarking and disembarking, remains at the airport where the aircraft has stopped, or within the confines of the cities adjacent thereto, and departs on the same aircraft or on the company's next regularly scheduled flight out of Sharjah, their crew member licence or certificate is accepted in lieu of passport or visa for temporary admission into Sharjah.

1.3.3 Public health requirements

1.3.3.1 Public health requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
1.3.3.1.1 Arrival

Current certificates are required as follows:

  1. Yellow Fever when arriving from infected local areas as defined by WHO.

  2. Cholera when arriving from infected local areas as defined by WHO.

1.3.3.1.2 Departure

No health formalities are required.

1.3.3.2 Public health requirements in the Emirate of Fujairah
1.3.3.2.1 Arrival

When arriving from an area believed by the WHO as being infected by plague, yellow fever, cholera, typhus or relapsing fever, the appropriate valid vaccination certificate must be presented.

1.3.3.2.2 Departure

Health formalities are not normally required on departure.

1.3.3.3 Public health requirements in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah
1.3.3.3.1 Arrival

When arriving from an area believed by the WHO as being infected by plague, yellow fever, cholera, typhus or relapsing fever, the appropriate valid vaccination certificate must be presented.

1.3.3.3.2 Departure

Health formalities are not normally required on departure.

1.3.3.4 Public health requirements in the Emirate of Sharjah
1.3.3.4.1 Arrival

Current certificates are required as follows:

  1. Yellow Fever, when arriving from, or via, infected local areas as defined by WHO.

  2. Cholera, when arriving from infected local areas as defined by WHO.

1.3.3.4.2 Departure

On departure, no health formalities are required.

1.3.4 API

All Air Operators shall submit APP (Advanced Passenger Process) for all Passengers, including inbound/outbound/transit/transfer passengers and crew in advance. The Air Operators shall take measures that the boarding directive received from UAE Government are followed. The Commercial Air Operators will also comply by sharing the PNR with the authorities at specified frequencies.

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