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Requirements for Passengers to the UAE from 12 African Countries

As received from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and the directive issued by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre (CCC), kindly note passenger(s) operation from any point(s) located in the countries mentioned below to the airports in the Emirate of Dubai are permitted, effective from 29th January 2022 at 14:30hrs. LT.

Passengers travelling from Kenya must have a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate. In addition, they will be required to follow the specific travel, health and COVID‑19 related requirements of their destination country.

All passengers travelling from Kenya to or through Dubai present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. The COVID‑19 RT PCR test must be conducted at a government approved laboratory and must have a Trusted Travel (TT) code with their COVID‑19 PCR test results. Passengers must carry a printed copy of the certificate upon departure.

Test exemptions:

UAE nationals are exempt from taking a COVID 19 PCR test before departing for Dubai. They must be tested on arrival in Dubai, irrespective if they are holding a valid negative COVID‑19 RT PCR certificate from the point of origin.
This is also applicable for:

  • Passengers accompanying a 1st degree UAE nationals’ relative or domestic workers
  • Domestic workers escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel.
  • Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 RT PCR test.
  • Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell’s palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures
  • All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate as per the requirements.

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