All passengers (with the exception of UAE nationals) travelling to Dubai must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to the departure of your inbound flight to Dubai. If the validity period of your test result is different in the country you are departing from or travelling to, you should follow the requirement which is most restrictive. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from testing.
You should get your test result from a UAE government approved laboratory or one of the laboratories listed below. To request for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here. Without a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Arabic, you will not be accepted for travel.
If you are transiting in Dubai, unless you are travelling from one of the following countries, you are not required to hold a negative PCR test result: Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe. However, make sure you can meet any transit and final destination entry requirements. You may be required to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at any point during your journey. In the UAE, we offer passengers PCR testing at special rates in partnership with Aster DM Healthcare and NMC Healthcare.
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:
If you are taking flydubai flight from Lucknow or Delhi you should get your PCR test result from a UAE government approved laboratory.
Passengers travelling from Pakistan can get PCR test result from an approved laboratory by Pakistan Government.
Passengers travelling from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia can get PCR test result from:
Lower Silesia Province
Holy Cross Province
West Pomeranian Voivodeship