Travelling to Dubai from India? Know The Latest Rules

Travelling to Dubai from India? Know The Latest Rules
Change in COVID-19 negative test report rules for Dubai bound passengers from India, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Negative test report time cut to 48 hours, verifiable QR code, etc.

OT Staff
April 22 , 2021
02 Min Read

Passengers flying from India to Dubai will now have to submit RT-PCR negative test reports issued within 48 hours prior to departure, according to latest reports.

The revised rule goes into effect from April 22.


Several Indian airlines have issued an advisory regarding the reduction in report time.

Air India Express mentioned on its Twitter handle that effective April 22 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 & Time” and time of reporting “Result date and Result time” are accurate.

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It also said 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 mandatory that the report includes a QR Code which is linked to the original report, for verification by the airline. At arrival, Dubai Health Authority representative will verify the same, the note said.

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