The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai approved amendments to travel protocols on Wednesday, which will take effect from next Sunday (January 31).
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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.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management also mandated that arrivals from certain countries (based on the pandemic situation in those countries) require an additional test on arrival in Dubai.
The Committee reduced the validity period of required pre-travel PCR tests from 96 hours (4 days) to 72 hours (3 days).
Protocols will remain the same for UAE citizens returning to the country from overseas, which exempt them from undergoing a PCR test prior to departure, regardless of the country they are coming from. They will only be required to conduct a PCR test on arrival in Dubai.