Dubai based airlines- Emirates have cleared up the regulations for those travelling, from, to and through the emirate.
18 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai's flagship carrier has announced all the rules tourists travelling from, to and through the emirate will have to adhere to.
Passengers are advised to check the requirements of the country they are travelling to, as regulations change frequently. A Covid19 PCR test may be needed before departure or another particular type of Covid19 test specified by the destination country.
Emirates offers all passengers exclusive home or office Covid19 PCR testing rates at the following centres:
Al Tadawi Medical Centre
The test costs AED 130 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai costs AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.
All Prime Medical Centres in Dubai
The test costs AED 150 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.
Tourists travelling to Dubai
Depending on their nationality, passengers can get a visa on arrival or apply for a prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before travelling.
All passengers travelling to Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative Covid19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, except for travel from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).
PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.
Covid19 PCR test certificates must be issued by an authorised facility in the passenger's departure country.
It is mandatory that the Covid-19 PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes for passengers arriving from the following countries.
The QR code must be presented at checkin and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival in Dubai airports: Bangladesh, India, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Egypt and Ethiopia.
UAE nationals are exempt from taking a PCR test before departing to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID19 PCR test.