Passports and travelling

Passports, visas, travel arrangements, advisories, customs and more

Emirati travellers

Emirati traveller

Emiratis wishing to travel abroad are advised to go through the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC). The website contains information relating to the categories of people allowed to travel, entry requirements set by foreign countries and procedures and test required to be undertaken.

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Smart travel

Abu Dhabi International Airport launched a new initiative called ‘Smart travel’ to reduce queues at the airport and improve passenger experience. Under this system, passengers can clear immigration by passing through the eBorder gates on departure and arrival, in line with the validity of your visa. eBorder Gates validate your passport data using ...

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eGate is an electronic system which allows travellers to complete immigration procedure electronically. It facilitates quicker entry or exit through the immigration counters at the UAE’s airports. eGate card holders may head to the eGate, swipe the card, touch the panel to match their fingerprint and proceed. The eGate service is available for UAE ...

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