Anyone travelling to the UAE now requires a COVID-19 test before departure

New rules have just been announced by the UAE Government meaning all residents and tourists coming to Dubai now require a Covid-19 test before departure.

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced the news via Twitter.

Test must be within 96 hours

All tourists and residents coming to the UAE must have a negative Covid-19 test taken with the previous 96 hours from an accredited laboratory.

If not, passengers will not be permitted travel to the country.

And don’t forget, ICA approval is still needed for residents returning to the UAE.

The full list of approved and accredited laboratories for Covid-19 tests can be found here.

UAE in final stage of vaccine testing

In other Coronavirus news, volunteers can now register to try out the UAE’s Covid-19 vaccine which has just entered the last phase of its clinical trials.

Volunteers to try the inactivated vaccine in Abu Dhabi need to be between 18 and 60 years old and can be any nationality. If selected, you’ll then be go for a medical check-up, and if that’s approved, on to make history!

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, was the first individual to be administered the Phase III inactivated vaccine for COVID-19.

If you want to volunteer, register your details here or call 02 819 1111.