UAE-based carriers Etihad and Emirates have updated the travel requirements for travelers bound for UAE as authorities scrapped the PCR test requirements for inbound passengers starting yesterday, February 26.
“You no longer need a test to fly to Abu Dhabi if you’re vaccinated or you’re under 16, or you hold a COVID-19 recovery certificate. If you’re not vaccinated or flying to another destination, please follow the latest travel requirements,” Etihad wrote on its website.
Emirates, on their website, noted that passengers traveling to Dubai from all countries must fulfill one of the requirements below:
1. Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code System; or
2. Present a valid Negative Covid‑19 Test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA, that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and issued by an approved health service provider, with a QR code System; or
3. Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Cov‑19 within a period of one 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival, with a QR code System
If requested, passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai and self-quarantine until they receive a negative result.
“In the event the passenger tests positive, then they should follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Health Authority in the Emirate of Dubai,” it added.