United Arab Emirates visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 56 countries visiting United Arab Emirates for tourism purposes including Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile and China Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
United Arab Emirates Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Asia

Nationals from 2 countries in Asia are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 30 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No No
Armenia Visa required No No
Azerbaijan Visa required No No
Bangladesh Visa required No No
Bhutan Visa required No No
Brunei Visa required 30 days No Yes
Cambodia Visa required No No
China Visa not required 30 days No No
Timor-Leste Visa required No No
Georgia Visa required No No
India Visa required No No
Indonesia Visa required No No
Japan Visa not required 30 days No No
Kazakhstan Visa required 30 days No No
Kyrgyzstan Visa required No No
Laos Visa required No No
Malaysia Visa required 30 days No Yes
Maldives Visa required 90 days No Yes
Mongolia Visa required No No
Myanmar Visa required No No
Nepal Visa required No No
North Korea Visa required No No
Pakistan Visa required No No
Philippines Visa required No No
Singapore Visa required No Yes
South Korea Visa required N/A No No
Sri Lanka Visa required No No
Tajikistan Visa required No No
Thailand Visa required No No
Turkmenistan Visa required No No
Uzbekistan Visa required No No
Vietnam Visa required No No

Europe

Nationals from 34 countries in Europe are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 12 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa required No No
Andorra Visa required 30 days No Yes
Austria Visa not required 90 days No No
Belarus Visa required No No
Belgium Visa not required 90 days No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required No No
Bulgaria Visa not required 90 days No No
Croatia Visa not required 90 days No No
Cyprus Visa not required 90 days No No
Czech Republic Visa not required 90 days No No
Denmark Visa not required 90 days No No
Estonia Visa not required 90 days No No
Finland Visa not required 90 days No No
France Visa not required 90 days No No
Germany Visa not required 90 days No No
Greece Visa not required 90 days No No
Hungary Visa not required 90 days No No
Iceland Visa not required 90 days No No
Ireland Visa required 30 days No Yes
Italy Visa not required 90 days No No
Latvia Visa not required 90 days No No
Liechtenstein Visa not required 90 days No No
Lithuania Visa not required 90 days No No
Luxembourg Visa not required 90 days No No
North Macedonia Visa required No No
Malta Visa not required 90 days No No
Moldova Visa required No No
Monaco Visa required 30 days No Yes
Montenegro Visa not required 90 days No No
Netherlands Visa not required 90 days No No
Norway Visa not required 90 days No No
Poland Visa not required 90 days No No
Portugal Visa not required 90 days No No
Romania Visa not required 90 days No No
Russia Visa not required 90 days No No
San Marino Visa required 30 days No Yes
Serbia Visa not required 90 days No No
Slovakia Visa not required 90 days No No
Slovenia Visa not required 90 days No No
Spain Visa not required 90 days No No
Sweden Visa not required 90 days No No
Switzerland Visa not required 90 days No No
Turkey Visa required No No
Ukraine Visa not required 30 days No No
United Kingdom Visa required 30 days No Yes
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Only citizens from Seychelles do not need visas, while nationals from 53 other countrie(s) in Africa are required to obtain a valid visa to enter United Arab Emirates.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa required No No
Angola Visa required No No
Benin Visa required No No
Botswana Visa required Yes No
Burkina Faso Visa required No No
Burundi Visa required No No
Cameroon Visa required No No
Cape Verde Visa required No No
Central African Republic Visa required No No
Chad Visa required No No
Comoros Visa required No No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Djibouti Visa required No No
Egypt Visa required No No
Equatorial Guinea Visa required No No
Eritrea Visa required No No
Ethiopia Visa required No No
Gabon Visa required No No
Gambia Visa required No No
Ghana Visa required No No
Guinea Visa required No No
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required No No
Kenya Visa required No No
Lesotho Visa required No No
Liberia Visa required 30 days No No
Libya Visa required No No
Madagascar Visa required No No
Malawi Visa required No No
Mali Visa required No No
Mauritania Visa required No No
Mauritius Visa required 30 days No Yes
Morocco Visa required Yes No
Mozambique Visa required No No
Namibia Visa required No No
Niger Visa required No No
Nigeria Visa required No No
Rwanda Visa required No No
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A No No
Senegal Visa required No No
Seychelles Visa not required 90 days No No
Sierra Leone Visa required No No
Somalia Visa required No No
South Africa Visa required No No
Sudan Visa required No No
Eswatini Visa required No No
Tanzania Visa required No No
Togo Visa required No No
Tunisia Visa required No No
Uganda Visa required No No
Zambia Visa required No No
Zimbabwe Visa required No No
Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No No
South Sudan Visa required No No

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from 4 countries in Central America and Caribbean are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 16 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa required No No
Bahamas Visa required 90 days No No
Barbados Visa not required 90 days No No
Belize Visa required No No
Costa Rica Visa required 90 days No No
Cuba Visa required No No
Dominica Visa required No No
Dominican Republic Visa required No No
El Salvador Visa not required 90 days No No
Grenada Visa required 30 days No No
Guatemala Visa required No No
Haiti Visa required No No
Honduras Visa not required 90 days No No
Jamaica Visa required No No
Nicaragua Visa required No No
Panama Visa required No No
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required No No
Saint Lucia Visa required No No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required 90 days No No
Trinidad and Tobago Visa required No No

South America

Nationals from 6 countries in South America are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 6 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa not required 90 days No No
Bolivia Visa required No No
Brazil Visa not required 90 days No No
Chile Visa not required 90 days No No
Colombia Visa not required 90 days No No
Ecuador Visa required No No
Guyana Visa required No No
Paraguay Visa not required 90 days No No
Peru Visa required No No
Suriname Visa required No No
Uruguay Visa not required 90 days No No
Venezuela Visa required No No

Oceania

Nationals from 3 countries in Oceania are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 11 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa required 30 days No Yes
Fiji Visa required No No
Kiribati Visa not required 90 days No No
Marshall Islands Visa required No No
Micronesia Visa required No No
Nauru Visa not required 90 days No No
New Zealand Visa required 30 days No Yes
Palau Visa required No No
Papua New Guinea Visa required No No
Samoa Visa required No No
Solomon Islands Visa not required 90 days No No
Tonga Visa required No No
Tuvalu Visa required No No
Vanuatu Visa required No No

Middle East

Nationals from 5 countries in Middle East are exempt from United Arab Emirates visa, while those from 7 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Bahrain Visa not required "Freedom of movement" No No
Iran Visa required No No
Iraq Visa required Yes No
Israel Visa not required 90 days No No
Jordan Visa required No No
Kuwait Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Lebanon Visa required No No
Oman Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Qatar Visa required No No
Saudi Arabia Visa not required Freedom of Movement No No
Syria Visa required No No
Yemen Visa required No No

North America

Only citizens from Mexico do not need visas, while nationals from 2 other countrie(s) in North America are required to obtain a valid visa to enter United Arab Emirates.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa required 30 days No Yes
Mexico Visa not required 180 days No No
United States Visa required 30 days No Yes

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