If you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai, you must be able to present a printed copy of the negative result in English or Arabic to be accepted for travel. Soft copies on mobile phones and handwritten test results will not be accepted. The test must be taken at an approved laboratory.
Please note that negative PCR test certificates must be issued in the country of departure. See below for a selection of approved laboratories by country. However, negative PCR test certificates issued in the UAE can be used to return to Dubai if the test result is still valid.
UAE nationals and first-degree relatives returning to Dubai
UAE nationals are not required to take a PCR test before returning to Dubai, regardless of the destination they are coming from and the time spent there. UAE nationals will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
This exemption from the requirement to be PCR-tested before arriving in Dubai is also extended to the following categories of passenger:
These exempted passengers must be travelling on the same flight as the relative or sponsor.
Children under the age of 16 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing. Moderate to severe disabilities include neurological disorders, as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities, for example, acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Bell’s Palsy, brain tumour, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers (including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged) must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as per the requirements.
Passengers travelling from Afghanistan can get PCR test result from the following accredited medical centers:
Passengers travelling from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia can get PCR test result from the following accredited medical centers:
The test can be done at any of the Ministry of Health public hospitals, including:
PCR test must be taken at any lab approved by the Ministry of Health in the country of departure.
All passengers travelling to Pakistan from Iraq must hold a negative PCR test result issued only by one of the authorised laboratories.
Effective from 00:01 (GMT+4) on 10 May 2021, passengers arriving in Dubai from Lebanon must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic from a test taken at one of the certified labs below no more than 72 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai. The test result MUST display a QR code.
All passengers arriving from Iraq must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by a laboratory certified by Iraq authorities no more than 96 hours from the test result date to arrival in Lebanon. COVID-19 PCR test should be issued by one of the below laboratories:
PCR tests can be arranged by the resort.
All government testing centers and hospitals authorised for COVID-19 PCR test - https://nphl.gov.np/covid19/list-of-organisations-to-perform-covid-test/
Passengers travelling from Pakistan can get their PCR test result from one of the approved laboratories in Pakistan.
Effective from 29 May 2021, all passengers travelling to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates must hold a negative RT-PCR test report conducted by one of the mentioned below authorized laboratories only:
Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
Ras Al Khaimah
Umm Al Quwain
Effective from 29 May 2021, all passengers travelling to Pakistan from Bahrain must hold a negative RT-PCR test report conducted by one of the mentioned below authorized laboratories only:
Lower Silesia Province
Holy Cross Province
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
The Northern State
Approved laboratories for rapid PCR testing within 6 hours of boarding (near the airport):