COVID-19 test must for all UAE incoming travelers

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The UAE government has made COVID-19 (PCR) test compulsory for all inbound and transit passengers, including Emiratis, residents, and tourists, arriving via the country’s airports, irrespective of the countries they are coming from.

These requirements which apply to all airlines operating in the Emirate are set to take effect from August 1, 2020

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The National Authority for Emergency and Crisis and Disaster Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed that all UAE residents traveling to the European Union, Britain and any other countries that demand a COVID-19 (PCR) test, have to take the test before they board the plane.

Children under 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities are exempted from the laboratory test that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test.