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New RT-PCR test rule for India-Dubai passengers

21 Apr 2021 by Business Traveller India
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Starting from April 22, passengers travelling from India to Dubai are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection. Currently, the test needs to be done within 72 hours before departure.

“Effective April 22, 2021, all passengers travelling from India to Dubai Airport must hold a valid Covid-19 test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the samples and also ensure the time of the sample collection (date and time) and time of reporting result (date and time) are accurate,” said Air India Express.

The airline also stated that the certificate must indicate a negative test result described either in Arabic or English issued from a certified lab at the original point of destination where the passenger is travelling from.
It is also mandatory that the report includes a QR Code that is linked to the original report for verification by the airline. On arrival, the Dubai Health Authority representative will verify the same.

Indian low-cost carrier Spicejet also issued a similar advisory for its passengers flying on the India-Dubai route:

airindiaexpress.in, spicejet.com

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