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Dubai announces new Covid-19 travel protocols.

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Dubai announces new covid-19 travel protocols

The new travel Covid-19 protocols were announced on Wednesday and will come into effect from 31st January.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed through His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accredited amendments to travel protocols on Wednesday, to be able to take effect from subsequent Sunday (January 31) to make sure the safety of travellers. 

As a part of the revised protocols, UAE residents, GCC residents, and visitors are required to do a PCR test previous to departure for Dubai no matter the country they’re coming from. The Committee additionally mandated that arrivals from certain countries (based at the pandemic situation in the ones countries) require an additional test on arrival in Dubai.

The Committee reduced the validity length of required pre-travel PCR tests from 96 hours (4 days) to 72 hours (three days). 

Protocols will stay the same for UAE residents returning to the country from overseas, which exempt them from undergoing a PCR test previous to departure, no matter the country they’re coming from. They will best be required to conduct a PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

COVID-19: Dubai announces new travel protocols | Government – Gulf News

The Committe directed the Dubai Airports Company to offer Rapid PCR or Rapid Antigen testing on the airports, in co-operation with applicable authorities, to facilitate tour processes for passengers departing from Dubai to nations that require this kind of pre-travel check, according with the time-frame specified.

Visitors and citizens arriving in Dubai can download the Al Hosn app to be updated about their on-arrival COVID-19 tests. It is needed that passengers have to quarantine themselves till the check result is available in and is terrible.

In case of a positive result, the individual have to pass into self-quarantine and home isolation for 10 days, whether or not symptomatic or not. The Dubai Health Authority has additionally launched tips for such quarantine for each the COVID-19 affected person and his or her family who stay in the same house.

After the 10-day period, the isolation may be ended with out a terrible result, DHA introduced in an earlier announcement. You are deemed to have finished isolation after 10 days with progressed signs and no fever for at the least 3 days with out a fever reduction medications. However, you may acquire an ‘End of quarantine’ certificate from DHA after the isolation is finished.

Written by Max Friedman

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