Relief: Ugandan Passengers To Dubai Nolonger Need 2nd PCR COVID-19 Test-UCAA

Relief: Ugandan Passengers To Dubai Nolonger Need 2nd PCR COVID-19 Test-UCAA

By Spy Uganda

Passengers from Uganda to Dubai are no longer required to undertake a second COVID19 PCR test within 6 hours prior to departure.

The above has been confirmed by Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Spokesperson, Vianney Lugya who says UAE Authorities have updated their travel protocols and now require only one PCR test undertaken within 48 hrs from a Ministry of Health approved lab.

It’s worth nothing that earlier this year, the United Arab Emirates tasked passengers to present a negative test certificate on arrival not less more than 72 hours fresh and have their vaccination status captured by the government portal.

Passengers were also required to take a rapid PCR test (based on molecular diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA) at Entebbe airport (“Test & Fly Lab” only) no more than 6 hours before the departure time of the flight (the test report must display a QR code).

The United Arab Emirates temporarily suspended flights from a number of African countries to Dubai, Uganda inclusive in December 2021 although flights that are inbound from Dubai remained operational.

Dubai is one of the top four routes from Entebbe International Airport, with an average of 17 flights a week. These flights are operated by Uganda Airlines, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. an accessible web community

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