Do I need to do a PCR test before leaving Dubai?
For international travellers, please check the requirements of the country you are travelling to. The travel regulations change frequently. You may need to take a COVID‑19 PCR test before you depart or another particular type of COVID‑19 test specified by your destination.
Those intending to travel back to Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result issued within 48 hours or a negative DPI test result within 24 hours. The day of arrival into Abu Dhabi is counted as day 1.
Where do I get a PCR test done in Dubai?
A PCR test centre will be available on-site, 21–23 September, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in Hall 1 from 0900–1800. The test will cost AED 150 (USD 41).
The test centre will accept walk-ins or you can make an appointment by scanning the QR code below.
Alternatively, please see the list of authorised COVID‑19 test laboratories in Dubai where you can get tested before you travel to your destination.
For more information about departing from Dubai, please click here.
How much does PCR test cost in Dubai?
PCR test costs can range anywhere between USD 40 to USD 100. Please verify the cost with your testing facility first.
What type of test is required to travel back to the USA?
As per the US Consulate in Dubai and Emirates Airlines, PCR test is acceptable for travel to the US. Adding the Date of Birth or Passport number to the PCR test certificate needs to be advised to the test centre at the time of taking the test. Please carry your passport to the testing centre.