Dubai eases its Covid entry rules for teenager. making the country more accessible to them.
PCR tests are no longer required for entry for those unvaccinated teenagers aged between 13 and 16 years.
It can be noted that prior to the rule change, under 12s were exempt from testing rules, but PCR tests are required to be taken by unvaccinated children aged between 13 and 16 if they did not have proof of recovery from Covid.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its guidelines to reflect the changes.
The new guidelines state that travellers to the UAE do not need to take a Covid PCR test before they travel if they are fully vaccinated or: they hold a Covid recovery certificate with a QR code dated within 30 days of departure; they are under 16 years of age for arrivals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai; they have severe disabilities.
Nevertheless, anyone who does not fit into those categories are advised by the FCDO to still obtain a negative Covid PCR test, taken no more than 48 hours before departure, and present the certificate at check in.
Additionally, the FCDO said unvaccinated travellers may be required to take a PCR test on arrival.
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Author: Deb Davad