Dubai issues new Covid-19 travel rules starting January 31

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Dubai issues new Covid-19 travel rules starting Jan.31

 

DUBAI – Starting on January 31, travelers to and from Dubai will need to comply with new Covid-19 travel protocols, authorities have announced.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced the latest protocols on Wednesday (January 27).

Here are the new rules effective January 31

PCR testing before departure to Dubai

Travelers, including UAE residents and GCC citizens, must undergo a PCR test prior to departure for Dubai. The pre-travel PCR test must be valid for 72 hours and not 96 hours. Arrivals from certain countries (except those in the green list) will also require additional test on arrival.

PCR test on arrival for Emiratis

Emiratis returning to the UAE from abroad are exempted from undergoing a PCR test before departure, but will be required to get tested on arrival in Dubai.

Quarantine for arriving travelers

UAE residents and all travelers arriving in Dubai must stay in quarantine until their PCR test result is released and is negative. They must download the Al Hosn app.

In case they test positive for Covid-19, they must go into home quarantine for 10 days. The Dubai Health Authority will provide an End of Quarantine certificate after the quarantine is completed.

Rapid tests for departing travelers

Travelers leaving Dubai will undergo rapid PCR or Rapid Antigen testing at Dubai airports.

Ban on travelers from South Africa

Travelers who visited South Africa within 14 days of their travel to Dubai will not be permitted to enter the emirate. The rule also applies to travelers transiting in South Africa within 14 days of their travel to Dubai. ICA/Expat Media


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