Emirates Mandates PCR Test For Travelers From India And Other Countries From August 1


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:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Armenia
  3. Brazil
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Djibouti
  6. Egypt
  7. Eritrea
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Iran
  11. Iraq
  12. Kazakhstan
  13. Kyrgyzstan
  14. Lebanon
  15. Montenegro
  16. Nigeria
  17. Pakistan
  18. Philippines
  19. Russian Federation
  20. Serbia
  21. Somalia
  22. South Africa
  23. Sri Lanka
  24. Sudan
  25. Tajikistan
  26. Tanzania
  27. Turkmenistan
  28. Uzbekistan
  29. 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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Manish Khandelwal
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Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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