The rules for fully vaccinated visitors arriving in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE were revised on February 26, 2022.
A pre-departure PCR test is no longer required if you are fully vaccinated, or:
Fully vaccinated visitors must present a readable QR code as proof of vaccination on arrival.
Those who are not vaccinated must show a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure or a recovery certificate with a QR code proving they have recovered from coronavirus within a month of the date of travel.
Travellers arriving in Dubai may still be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.
If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation for at least 10 days. In all circumstances, the test must be a COVID-19 PCR. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted. As of February 26, 2022, close contacts of COVID-19-positive cases are no longer required to self-isolate.
The first safe city worldwide, as certified by both Bureau Veritas and WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), Ras Al Khaimah takes complete care of travellers staying at its hotels.
In a global first, any international guest that booked their trip through a DMC or Tour Operator and has contracted the COVID-19 virus on arrival is eligible to quarantine within the comfort of their hotel room.
The following expenses will be paid for by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority provided the traveller’s insurance does not cover these expenses: accommodation (quarantine from hotel room until tested negative), medical treatments at RAK Hospital ad meals (based on the initially booked meal plan).
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority also offers cost-effective return PCR testing for overnight guests at only AED 65 (£13 or €16) at RAK Hospital, one of the UAE’s most renowned private hospitals or RAK Medical Centre in Al Hamra Mall. This service includes a relationship manager and a dedicated hotline for any questions.
You just need to show your passport stamped with a valid tourist visa, as well as your hotel booking confirmation at the following COVID testing facilities:
If requested, passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai and self‑quarantine until they receive a negative result. Passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 must follow the guidelines issued by the Dubai Health Authority. See the Emirates’ Travel Requirements page for more information.
UAE nationals arriving from all countries to Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah are not required to present any PCR or vaccination certificate, however there will be random PCR testing on arrival in Dubai.
Your wellbeing comes first when you visit our emirate. To ensure your stay is safe for you, your travel companions and other visitors, please follow the guidelines and procedures outlined in these three simple steps:
Step 1: Before you leave for the UAE
Step 2: When you arrive at Dubai airports
Step 3: When you arrive in Ras Al Khaimah
There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Please refer to Emirates’ Travel Requirements page and see step 2 below for more information.
Ras Al Khaimah is the first city globally to be certified as a ‘safe destination’ by international certification body Bureau Veritas, as well as the first emirate in the UAE to receive the Safe Travel Label from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
We also continue to work closely with the Public Service Department (PSD) to ensure all hotels meet strict health and safety criteria under the RAK ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification programme. Find out more about the measures we’ve taken to keep you safe during your visit to Ras Al Khaimah below.
Your safety and wellbeing are our priority when you visit Ras Al Khaimah, so we have taken a series of precautionary measures to give you peace of mind during your stay.
Working in partnership with global specialists in health and safety certification, international tourism bodies and Ras Al Khaimah’s Public Service Department (PSD), our procedures are world leading, as recognised by respected global organisations.
Ras Al Khaimah is the first emirate in the United Arab Emirates to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first global safety and hygiene certification for the travel and tourism industry, specifically designed to combat COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. Strict protocols in place ensure we create a safe destination for you to visit, whether you are staying at hotel, eating at a restaurant or visiting one of our many exciting attractions. They also follow the current guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continue to be updated as more information on COVID-19 becomes available.
Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels are subject to rigorous health and safety measures under our ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification programme, which range from stringent cleaning processes to ensuring our hotel colleagues are trained to the highest standards. When you stay with us, rest assured you will be well looked after. Here are some of the precautionary measures we are taking:
When travelling to Ras Al Khaimah from overseas, the following requirements are necessary:
The wellbeing of visitors to Ras Al Khaimah is always our priority and we have adopted world-leading health and safety standards certified by internationally recognised organisations including Bureau Veritas, the global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, to ensure our emirate is a safe place to visit. The stringent cleaning and hygiene protocols we have in place also follow the current guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and we continue to update our procedures as new information on COVID-19 becomes available.
Our hotels, attractions, parks, beaches, malls, restaurants, and cafés are fully operational, but all venues and activities follow these health and safety procedures, with regular audits conducted.
To keep our emirate safe for all, we ask visitors to comply with precautionary measures in public areas including wearing masks, maintaining two-meter social distancing, and washing hands regularly.