Covid-19: UAE announces revised rules for travellers from 4 countries

PCR test within 48 hours of departure a must according to new regulations



AFP
AFP

By Wam

Published: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 8:42 PM

Last updated: Wed 15 Dec 2021, 11:18 PM

The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday have introduced new travel requirements for those coming on direct flights from the following countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

These include having a negative Covid-19 test obtained within 48 hours and a Rapid-PCR test at the airport within six hours of the departure.

Those coming from these four countries to the UAE on transit flights have to have a negative Covid-19 test obtained within 48 hours and a Rapid-PCR test at the airport of their main point of departure within six hours of travelling in addition to another Rapid PCR test at the transit airport before being allowed to enter the UAE.

GCAA called on all travellers affected by the decision to follow up and communicate with the airlines to amend and schedule their flights and to ensure their safe return to their final destinations without any delay or other obligations.

The revised rules include:

Direct flights

  • A PCR test within 48 hours of departure
  • A Rapid- test to be conducted at the airport within 6 hours of departure

Transit flights

  • A PCR test within 48 hours of departure
  • A Rapid-PCR test at the airport within 6 hours of departure
  • A Rapid-PCR test at the transit airport before entering the UAE

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