UK's New Entry Rules for UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and India

  • Publish date: Thursday، 05 August 2021 Last update: Sunday، 05 December 2021
UK's New Entry Rules for UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and India

UK moved the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India from its travel red list, and added them to its amber list instead. The move will be effective starting 4am on Sunday, August 8.


Under the new rules, fully vaccinated individuals in the UK, the US and several European countries don’t need constitutional quarantine upon arrival in the UK.

But similar to many countries now, a PCR is needed three days before returning from an amber country, and another PCR test two days after arriving.

Adults can prove they were vaccinated at least 14 days prior, with proof of it displayed via the NHS Covid pass, or a Covid pass letter and its equivalents in different parts of the UK.


In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, children aged 10 and under don’t have to test before travel, but do need to take one two days after arrival. In Scotland, children over 12 have to take tests before returning home, and on day two.

Those aged four and under don’t need any tests.

Also, under the amber list rules, those under the age of 18 do not have to self-isolate.

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year.