UAE-Oman land borders open tomorrow; Covid PCR testing rules explained


Dubai - Travellers are also required to download and use the AlHosn app.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 3:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 4:28 PM

Travellers from Oman can drive to the UAE via the land borders between the two countries starting tomorrow, September 1.

Read on: Oman to open UAE land border from September 1

Authorities had announced a travel protocol, which includes multiple Covid-19 PCR tests. Here is all you need to know:

>> Foreigners will be allowed to enter if they have an e-visit visa (according to authorities in Sharjah).

Must know: UAE welcomes travellers from Oman via land crossings

>> All those coming from Oman must present a negative result of a PCR test conducted no more than 48 hours prior to the visit.

>> They must undertake a rapid PCR nasal swab test after crossing into the UAE.

>> They will be guided to Covid-19 screening centres.

>> They have to undertake PCR tests on days four and eight after entry.

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Meanwhile, authorities in Sharjah have announced full readiness to receive travellers from Oman via land borders.

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, said EDE Covid-19 scanners will be used at the borders. The scanner detects potential cases in under three seconds.

Travellers are required to download and use the AlHosn app, he added.

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