UAE announces that now will accept COVID-19 test results made in any creditable overseas laboratory. A pre-flight test is the main requirement to travel to the UAE, so the travel update has eased the process for many people who struggled to find a UAE-approved laboratory.
The term “creditable overseas laboratory” stands for any clinic approved by the government in that appropriate country. For example, people in the UK can get a COVID-19 test done at any NHS clinic, while previously there were only 4 clinics approved by UAE.
Every traveler coming to Dubai will have to register on the ICA website with the immigration authority before flying. In addition, travelers should apply to the GDRFA immigration service, otherwise, they will not be accepted on the board.
Dubai Airport’s guidelines for travelers coming to UAE:
• All citizens, residents, tourists, and transit passengers have to present a negative COVID-19 certificate before arriving at DXB or DWC;
• All passengers including citizens, residents, and tourists departing from DXB or DWC to the European Union or the United Kingdom are obliged to obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate;
• Children under 12 and children with disabilities are excluded from PCR test requirements;
• Negative COVID-19 certificates valid to 96 hours from the moment of the undergoing PCR test;
• Some passengers may be asked to pass another PCR test upon arrival in DXB and must stay at a specified residence until negative results are given.
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