Update on COVID-19 test for UAE residents arriving in Dubai

As the pandemic sweeps through various countries around the world, travel and its policies continue to revive and change. To ensure the safety of the travellers, UAE has come up with its travel guidelines for returning UAE residents.

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An Emirates update on 26th October 2020 clarified on the requirement of the advanced PCR test, based on which only selective travellers will take the test on arrival.

PCR test on arrival UAE residents arriving from the mentioned countries have a choice of:

  1. Presenting a negative COVID19 PCR test which carries a validity of 96 hours before take-off.
  2. Take a COVID-19 test on arrival.
  3. Visitors from the UK and Germany have the option to take COVID19 test on arrival.
  4. Transiting passengers need not comply with his unless specified by the destination country.
  5. These rules apply to the following countries:


Algeria Armenia Austria
Australia Azerbaijan Bahrain
Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Brazil
Brunei Bulgaria Canada
China Denmark Estonia
Finland France Germany
HongKong Iceland Indonesia
Ireland Italy Japan
Kazakhstan Kyrgystan 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 Sri Lanka Sweden
Switzerland Taiwan Thailand
Turkey United Kingdom Unites States of America


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