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Updated Travel Rules for Travelers Visiting and Leaving UAE

Updated Travel Rules for Travelers Visiting and Leaving UAE - Coming Soon in UAE
28 July 2020
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The new travel requirements and procedures, which come to effect from August 1, were announced.

Dubai Airports announces the updated information on PCR testing for all citizens, residents, tourists, and transit passengers who are coming to UAE. At the moment, every passenger is obliged to undergo a COVID-19 test and have a certificate confirming negative result, before arriving into DXB or DWC.

All travelers including citizens, residents, and tourists departing from DXB or DWC to the European Union or the United Kingdom are also required to obtain a negative COVID-19 result. These certificates will be valid for up to 96 hours from the moment of taking the PCR test.

Some passengers may be required to complete another PCR test upon arrival in DXB. Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR test requirements. Officials stressed that everyone must keep a physical distance at DXB airport at all times. Passengers departing from DXB should:

  • Have a valid ticket to enter the building;
  • Arrive at the airport no more than 4 hours before scheduled flight;
  • Wear protective gloves and face mask at all times.

Also, it was claimed that some passengers flying to Dubai will need to take a second COVID-19 nasal swab upon arrival at the airport. Even, taking into account the new mandatory rule of carrying a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate.

The list of countries whose travelers (including Emiratis, residents and citizens) must be tested twice for COVID-19 to enter Dubai:

  • Afghanistan,
  • Armenia,
  • Brazil,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Djibouti,
  • Egypt,
  • Eritrea,
  • India,
  • Iran
  • Iraq,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Kyrgyzstan,
  • Lebanon,
  • Montenegro,
  • Nigeria,
  • Pakistan,
  • Philippines,
  • Russian Federation,
  • Serbia,
  • Somalia,
  • South Africa,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sudan,
  • Tajikistan,
  • Tanzania,
  • Turkmenistan.

 

In addition, there were confirmed the United States selected airports: Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas.

After testing, passengers will have to isolate themselves until accepting their results. If the result is negative, they don’t need to isolate further. COVID-19 DXB app must be downloaded to receive the result of the test.

For any other emirate visitors, the 14 days isolation has been required no matter what the test result is. The Al Hosn app must be downloaded to receive the result of the test.

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