Covid-19: Emirates updates travel protocols for all Dubai arrivals

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Dubai - The changes will come into effect from January 31 onwards.

By Web report

Published: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 7:47 PM

Emirates has updated its travel requirements for all arrivals into Dubai.

The latest update on the airline's official website notes that all travellers flying to Dubai will need to produce a negative PCR test result with a validity of no more than 72 hours at the time of departure.


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This is in keeping with a series of updated guidelines introduced by Dubai authorities on Wednesday.

"Effective 31 January 2021, all passengers arriving into Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to time of departure," read the updated advisory.

The airline, however, noted that UAE nationals are exempt from the new travel requirement — but will be required to take a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport.

Additionally, passengers arriving into Dubai from certain countries will be required to take another PCR test on arrival at DXB.

The airline also advised passengers transiting through the city to ensure that they comply with the entry requirements of their respective destination country.

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