Business travellers to the United Arab Emirates will now have to provide a negative Covid-19 test prior to travelling to the state.

Commercial flights are now operating to and from the UAE. The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 1 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 test in the country they are currently in and have a negative result before travelling to the UAE.

The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. The test must be registered and carried out at one of the UAE-approved testing centres that are listed on the COVID-19 Screening Registration website which can be found here.

The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE. Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities will be exempted from the test requirement. Those entering the country may also be asked to take a further PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and to complete a period of self-isolation.

Dubai: Visitors are able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website.
The forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and with effect from 1 August, must show that they have had a negative PCR COVID-19 test a maximum of 96 hours before arrival.

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