Those travelers who are coming to Dubai should check up the updated regulations on the Emirates Airlines website. The latest update states that number of countries where UAE residents can fly from and receive a PCR test upon arrival at Dubai International Airport.
UAE residents traveling from the selected countries can choose to either bring a negative test certificate with them to Dubai, valid within the last 96 hours or opt for a test on arrival.
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, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle).
Passengers either UAE residents, tourists traveling from the below list of countries must take two COVID‑19 PCR tests (one before departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the test, and a second test upon arrival in DXB). There is an exception for Germany and the United Kingdom passengers who can opt for the test on arrival.
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, 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.
Emirates has also revised its rules for transiting passengers – they are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test; if the final destination requires the second test, passengers will have to undergo it upon arrival.
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