Dubai flights: Passengers from 2 countries can't travel as rapid PCR test facilities not available

Dubai - UAE resumed visit visas, entry permits this week for previously restricted countries.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 4:03 AM

Last updated: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2:20 PM

Emirates airline has said that travel is currently not possible for passengers heading to Dubai as their final destination from Nigeria and Zambia as there are no rapid PCR testing facilities at the airports.

In a fresh travel update on September 30, the Dubai carrier removed Bangladesh and Vietnam from the list of affected countries:

'For passengers travelling to Dubai as their final destination from Nigeria and Zambia travel is currently not possible as there are no rapid PCR testing facilities at the airport.'

However, all residents from the above five countries are allowed to travel to Dubai - according to the guidelines issued by Emirates - if they meet all the Covid-19 testing requirements.

Malik Bedekar, operations manager, Smart Travels, had told Khaleej Times that there is very high demand for travellers from Bangladesh.

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