This is MASSIVE!
So now not just Emiratis but UAE-bound residents from select countries will be able to fly to Dubai and receive a PCR test on arrival.
Emirates shared this update on their official website on Monday, October 26.
Residents from the below 56 countries can either bring a negative test certificate with them to Dubai (valid within the last 96 hours) or opt for a test on arrival at DXB
Destinations that can receive a PCR test upon arrival include:
Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle)
This update does NOT apply to tourists unless they are arriving from Germany and the United Kingdom – who have the option to take their test on arrival at DXB
Moreover, travellers transiting through Dubai will not need to present a negative certificate unless it is required by the final destination.
The list of counties that require TWO PCR tests (one less than 96 hours before their flight, and one on arrival at DXB) include:
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United States (California, Florida, Texas), Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.