Emirates announces new Covid-19 PCR test requirements for Dubai

The test certificates must be for a PCR test. Other test certificates are not accepted

  
A worker of a company, which is offering testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and check-in for travellers at their homes, wears a protective mask as she takes a swab sample of Nicholas Couvaras' wife, as Dubai resumes flights, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 13, 2020.

A worker of a company, which is offering testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and check-in for travellers at their homes, wears a protective mask as she takes a swab sample of Nicholas Couvaras' wife, as Dubai resumes flights, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 13, 2020.

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Dubai's flagship airline Emirates on Monday announced revised Covid-19 PCR test requirements for passengers travelling to or transiting through the emirate.

The following entry rules apply to passengers travelling from these countries:

Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle)

> UAE residents have the option to present a negative Covid19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure or take the Covid19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

> Tourists must present a negative Covid19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test before departure except for passengers coming from the UK and Germany who have the option to take a COVID19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

> Transiting passengers from these countries are not required to present a Covid19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by your final destination.

The following entry rules apply to passengers travelling from these countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United States (California, Florida, Texas), Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

> UAE residents must take two Covid19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai.

> Tourists must take two Covid19 PCR tests: one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in Dubai.

> Transiting passengers from these countries must have a negative Covid19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination.

The test certificates must be for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai.

If you are taking a test before you depart, you must bring an official, printed certificate in English or Arabic to checkin – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.

 

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