Quarantine is a precautionary measure taken to stop the spread of a contagious disease. The UAE Government advises quarantining to those who may have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. Anyone travelling to the UAE from abroad should commit to a home quarantine of 14 days. Violating home quarantine procedures is an act punishable by law.
Quarantine is a precautionary measure taken to stop the spread of a contagious disease. It involves restricting the movement of healthy people who may have been exposed to a communicable disease. People would be confined to a house or a hotel and be away from others for a certain period of time, usually 14 days in the case of COVID-19, in order to ensure that they are free of the disease.
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Isolation is the separation of ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy, so that they do not infect others.
The UAE Government advises quarantining to those who may have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. Quarantined people must download the ALHOSN app. They must monitor their health, follow the directions from the health authorities and contact a doctor if they show symptoms.
In Dubai, tourists visiting Dubai, or residents coming back to the UAE are required to complete 14 days in quarantine. Both, residents and tourists would be given an option to quarantine either at a hotel or at home. Read more on self-quarantine rules for those arriving in Dubai.
According to the latest COVID-19 travel updates issued on 17 June 2020, Emiratis and residents travelling from the UAE must fill the required individual health accountability form, which includes an agreement to undergo a quarantine upon return to the UAE and not to go to destinations other than the ones applied to.