The Emirates airline on Sunday has made it mandatory to carry out the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test for COVID-19 on arrival at Dubai International Airport from August 1, 2020.
This has to be carried out only by passengers from certain countries.
The airline has issued a list of 29 countries from which passengers should undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival in Dubai.
The List of 29 Countries Includes:
- Russian Federation
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Selected airports in the United States
Passengers from these countries should take the PCR test at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, as per the new guidelines.
As per the guidelines,
- The test must be carried out a maximum of 96 hours before departure.
- Passengers on a flight without a test certificate will not be accepted.
- However, the rule does not apply to children under 12 and passengers with moderate or severe disabilities.
Emirates also said that the passengers travelling to Dubai, including UAE citizens and residents, tourists, and passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from August 1.
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