UK updates UAE journey recommendation for vacationers

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Dubai: The UK has up to date its journey recommendation for vacationers travelling to the UAE with new details about pre-departure COVID-19 take a look at necessities, the British Embassy within the UAE has notified.

In response to the most recent replace, vacationers and guests travelling from or by the UK and arriving in Dubai after 8am on January 16 (Saturday) will need to have a destructive COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) take a look at which was taken not more than 96 hours earlier than departure. The certificates should be introduced at examine in.

UK’s overseas journey advisory says, “Dubai residents travelling to Dubai from or by the UK nonetheless have the choice to both current a destructive COVID-19 PCR take a look at on departure from the UK, which was taken a most of 96 hours earlier than departure or to take a COVID-19 PCR take a look at on arrival at Dubai airport. These examined on arrival should isolate pending the results of the COVID-19 PCR take a look at. Travellers may be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR take a look at on arrival in Dubai no matter whether or not they had been examined earlier than departure.

It says travellers to Abu Dhabi from the UK will need to have carried out a COVID-19 PCR take a look at inside 72 hours of departure and obtained a destructive outcome and also will be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR take a look at on arrival. Travellers coming into Abu Dhabi are additionally required to put on a government-provided wristband, full a minimal 10-day interval of self-isolation or quarantine and, relying on the size of their keep, have as much as two additional COVID-19 PCR exams on day 6 and 12 after their arrival

“If departing from Abu Dhabi to the EU and UK, you have to to have a destructive COVID-19 PCR take a look at outcome taken inside 96 hours previous to your departure. This now not applies for journey from Dubai to the UK,” it notes.

“In the event you’re travelling from the UAE to different international locations that require a destructive COVID-19 PCR take a look at earlier than arrival, you will need to have a destructive take a look at outcome inside 96 hours of your departure from the UAE,” it provides.

Residents returning to Dubai nonetheless have to get approval earlier than travelling. These returning to different components of the UAE now not have to get approval, it factors out.

As well as, it says travellers should examine particular necessities with their airline earlier than they journey.

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