The UAE along with Emirates Airline and Dubai Airports have announced that passengers entering the country from select nations be required to overgo additional tests upon arrival in the UAE.
The full list of countries is as follows:
- South Africa
- The Philippines
- Sri Lanka
*These include passengers traveling to Dubai from the US, more specifically passengers arriving from Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando. The list also includes passengers traveling from California, Florida, and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight from any airport to Dubai
The countries listed have been selected due to the high number of new daily cases currently reported or the lack of recognized testing centers present within each nation.
Passengers arriving from these countries will be required to perform a PCR swab test upon landing at any airport in Dubai from August 1.
Once the test has been conducted, the traveler is required to self-isolate until the results are ready.
It is important to note that all passengers landing in Dubai are required to download the COVID19- DXB Smart App upon arrival. All passengers landing in Abu Dhabi are required to undergo additional COVID-19 tests.