Covid-19 Negative Test Report Needed To Depart From Sharjah And Abu Dhabi



As per the directives from the Ministry of Health and Prevention of UAE all passengers departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test report with a validity of not more than 96 hours from the time of departure.

Sharjah Airport has sent a notification to its travel partners, “As per the directives received from UAE Ministry of Health, with immediate effect, all passengers departing from Sharjah Airport are required to have Covid-19 negative PCR test with a validity of not more than 48 hours from the time of departure.”

“Airlines are required to collect the negative PCR test report at the check-in counter,” It added

Abu Dhabi

UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways on last Wednesday made the announcement on its website, “It is mandatory to have a Covid-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways, starting Sunday, August 16.”

It explained, “Your test can be carried out at any government accredited medical facility a maximum of 96-hours before your flight departure time.”

“You will only be permitted to fly if you have a negative Covid-19 PCR test issued by an approved clinic a maximum of 96 hours before your flight departure time. Remember to print your test results and keep them with you throughout your trip – you will be required to present your result for validation at check-in,” passengers were advised.

Air India Express has also issued a similar notice to its passengers departing from Abu Dhabi. It said, “Effective August 21, all passengers departing from Abu Dhabi Airport need Covid-19 negative test result within 96-hours of departure.”

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