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Travel restrictions: Ghanaian passengers now need 2 PCR tests to enter Dubai

Travellers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Accra will now be required to provide two sets of PCR tests, a 48-hour PCR COVID-19 negative test and a 6-hour Rapid PCR test taken at the Kotoka International Airport before boarding.

The directive affects passengers flying direct from Ghana and Uganda into the UAE.

For passengers who are transiting through Ghana and Uganda, they are now required to provide a 48-hour PCR COVID-19 test, a six hour Rapid-PCR test taken at the airport of departure before boarding as well as a Rapid-PCR test taken at the transit airport before entering the UAE.

Communication released by the UAE Supreme Council of National Security and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority also announced the suspension of flights and passengers from four African countries, effective 7:30pm on the 25th of December 2021. The countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The move is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 into the UAE.

“UAE announces the suspension of entry for travelers and transit passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria on all national and international flights. This includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in these counties 14 days before coming to the UAE”.

“Flight operations will continue to transport passengers from the UAE to these countries”- the statement said.

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