Muscat: Passengers travelling from Oman to Dubai must now carry a mandatory negative PCR test certificate 72-hours before arrival, Emirates News Agency WAM reported on Wednesday.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai updated the travel protocols for inbound passengers, effective from Sunday, 31 January.
According to WAM, as part of the revised protocols, GCC citizens and visitors are required to do a PCR test prior to departure for Dubai irrespective of the country they are coming from. They also mandated that arrivals from certain countries (based on the pandemic situation in those countries) require an additional test on arrival in Dubai.
The Committee has also decided to reduce the validity period of PCR tests from 96 hours to 72 hours.