Dubai Airport to carry out random PCR tests on passengers arriving on some flights. This includes travellers arriving in the city from countries not on screening lists.
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29 December 2021, 12:00 AM
31 January 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai International Airport will now carry out random PCR tests on passengers arriving on some flights, according to Dubai Media Office reports.
Passengers arriving from certain countries such as Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Russia, and Pakistan, for example, must undergo mandatory testing.
However, a Dubai Media Office spokesperson has confirmed that additional testing is being carried out on passengers arriving on flights not on screening lists.
“PCR tests are mandatory for the flights mentioned on Emirates website,” said Dubai Media in a statement.
“However, as part of the extra precautionary measures, Dubai Airport may conduct random tests upon arrival for certain flights,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Dubai has already issued restrictions on travellers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Passengers travelling to Dubai who has been in or transited through these countries in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter the Emirate.