The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced new travel requirements for travelers arriving on direct flights from Uganda and Ghana.
According to the statement from General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours and take a Rapid-PCR test at the airport within six hours of the departure.
Those transiting to the UAE must show a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 48 hours and a Rapid-PCR test at the airport of their main point of departure within six hours of traveling.
They also required to take a Rapid PCR test at the transit airport before being allowed to enter the UAE.
Also, UAE suspended all inbound flights from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria over COVID-19 concerns.
The decision also bars travelers who were in the above four countries 14 days prior to their arrival in the UAE.
The ban excludes UAE nationals, members of diplomatic missions, and golden residence holders, although they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of departure.
They are likewise required to undergo a Rapid-PCR test at the airport six hours before departure and another PCR test at UAE airports. They must also isolate for 10 days and take a nasal test on their ninth day in the UAE.