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Dubai holidays: Major FCO update as UAE clamps down on pre-flight COVID testing

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The FCO warned how rapidly the travel rules can change and that travellers must carry out a coronavirus test before going to the UAE.

“COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, and travellers to the UAE are strongly encouraged to check the specifics, including the time frames for undertaking COVID-19 PCR tests before departure with their airline before they travel,” the government explained.  

“Further details are available on British Airways, Emirates and Etihad websites including information about what these airlines accept as proof of a negative test.

“The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from August 11, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the country they are currently in and have proof of a negative result before travelling to the UAE.

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