Dubai officials announced that the emirates is changing its entry rules for foreign citizens.
Upon arrival in Dubai, tourists must present negative results of a PCR test for COVID-19, made 72 hours before the trip. Previously, the test was considered valid for four days.
Also, arriving passengers, as before, are required to install a special mobile application on their phone to determine their location and well-being.
In addition, foreign citizens who have arrived in Dubai need to take a second test for COVID-19, and until the results are known, they need to be quarantined in a hotel or apartment. If the test is positive, then the tourist will be in self-isolation for at least ten days.
The new requirements apply to all foreign nationals except UK citizens.
The new rules will go into effect on January 31, 2021.