COVID-19 Travel: The List Of Approved Labs For COVID-19 Tests Has Been Increased


Previously, travelers wishing to visit the UAE or residents trying to return back were checking the PureHealth website for the list of UAE approved labs for COVID-19 testing, however has now announced it has expanded to all accredited labs by governments in countries around the world. So the lab where travelers will get tested will not need the UAE tick of approval, as long as the country itself approves it.

All travelers from countries must still register on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and the COVID-19 PCR test must be negative within 96 hours of the flight

The statement added that it welcomes the return of ALL residents who are residing abroad and emphasized the necessity of helping residents for the purpose of  family reunification. Travelers will still need to fill in the health form, download the Al Hosn app and adhere to all other necessary requirements and procedures that were previously announced.

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Also Read: UAE Becomes FIRST In The World To Use K9 Police Dogs To Detect COVID-19 Cases Amongst Travellers

PSA: DHA is reminding all Dubai citizens and returning residents to treat wearing a face mask at all times as the NEW normal!

The UAE has been using police dogs as an additional defence against the novel coronavirus, thus you are still required to abide by travel regulations and guidelines to curb the spread of the virus, such as undergo a PCR-testing on arrival and wear a mask at all times.

If you’ve run out of disposable masks or are looking for quality reusable masks (to avoid being fined AED 3000) then check these out:

1. A pack of 50 three-layer disposable medical face masks for AED 14.95.

2. Advance reusable face mask, suitable for when you go running or cycling for AED 46.99.

3. Pack of 5 HypaShield Face Masks for AED 74.98.

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