Rapid PCR test for transiting passengers from Pakistan from Aug 27, Emirates airline said on its website.
27 August 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
Passengers travelling from Pakistan and transiting through Dubai will have to take a rapid PCR test before departure.
The UAE authorities had earlier made it mandatory for residents coming from Pakistan to take a Rapid PCR test within the airport six hours before the flight departure.
Currently, all the major airports in Pakistan are offering rapid Covid-19 test facilities for UAE-bound passengers. Sialkot International Airport was the first in the country to introduce a rapid PCR test facility.
“In addition to the testing requirement for passengers travelling to or through Dubai, effective August 27, 2021, all passengers travelling to or transferring through Dubai from Pakistan are required to take a Covid-19 rapid PCR test at the departure airport before their scheduled flight. The rapid PCR test can be conducted within six hours of departure,” Dubai’s flagship carrier said.
Other requirements for travellers coming from Pakistan include carrying a negative Covid-19 PCR test with a validity of 48 hours before departure from approved laboratories with a QR code.