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Obligatory Testing for UAE Returning Residents

Obligatory Testing for UAE Returning Residents - Coming Soon in UAE
29 June 2020

From July 1, UAE residents will have to pass the COVID-19 test in a certified lab before departure.

On June 28, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that every UAE resident coming back to the country will have to pass an obligatory COVID-19 test.

Reportedly, “residents, who don’t have a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours of departure, will not be permitted to board on aircraft”. Also, it was said that the COVID-19 test results will be accepted only if taken by UAE accredited laboratory. The list of certified laboratories will be posted on smartservices.ica.gov.ae.

According to the post of NCEMA UAE on Twitter, “preparations are ongoing for additional countries and cities to be added in the next few days and will be announced as part of the second and third phases. Accredited laboratories on the list ‘are aware of the time constraints and will deliver results digitally”.

Provided not having tested at an accredited laboratory, a resident will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to UAE. All returning residents will have to stay at home or another facility for 14-days quarantine period. Costs will be primarily covered by the individual. And as usual, all returning residents must download the ALHOSN tracking app.

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