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Mina Zayed/abu Dhabi

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Top 3 Nearby Airports

(AUH) international

(DXB) dubai intl

(SHJ) sharjah

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
  • A passport is required to enter United Arab Emirates
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for United Arab Emirates
  • Masks are mandatory in public transport
  • Visa on arrival

Port Restrictions


  • Are there any restrictions on vessels whose previous port call was from COVID -19 high risk countries?
    • All ships or Marine units are prohibited from entering any of the Dry dock / Ship Repair / Maintenance Workshop until the vessel completes 14 days prior to the date of departure from its last foreign port. In addition, if a crew of the vessel has contacted any other person, the vessel will also be subject to quarantine period for 14 days.
      • The Captain of the Ship or the Marine unit, in coordination with its agent, shall inform the competent health authorities of any symptoms of suspected ""Coronavirus-Covid19"" in order to avoid the penalties imposed in UAE in the event of a violation thereof.
  • Are there any restrictions on crew who embarked from COVID -19 high risk countries or specific nationalities?
    • Crew Change permitted?
      • Yes, but subject to the following conditions.
        • For crew that are signing-on, they will need to: 1. Obtain a seafarer entry visa (96 hours’ visa) or Visa on Arrival (*for approved nationalities. Please check again prior to travelling)
    • Undergo a compulsory laboratory test for all seafarers wishing to enter the country without any exemption. The shipping agent should...

Flight Restrictions

  • COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 9 November 2022.

Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 110 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 80 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 120
  • Meet & Greet: USD 240

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

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