March 8, 2021

These 3 Major Airports Now Require Testing For Transit – Travel Off Path

Dubai Airport

Dubai’s new test requirements for transiting passengers currently only includes travelers from 50 specific nations, but if cases continue to rise, that could soon change. The UAE’s other major airports in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah require PCR testing for transits from all nations, signaling that Dubai may also be next.

Currently, Dubai requires PCR testing for transiting passengers from a mixture of nations like the UK, Greece, Croatia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Morocco, Argentina, Cyprus, Egypt, Tanzania, Ukraine, Malta, Hungary, and 40 more countries.

Transiting passengers require to show proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 96 hours before the departing flight into Dubai, with the exception of the UK who only has a 72-hour window.