#Dubai #coronavirus test warning issued for holidays 2020 - what you must do

DUBAI holidays are normally a big hit with Britons as the weather grows colder in the UK. Sadly, coronavirus has crushed the dreams of many hoping for winter sun in 2020 - and now the United Arab Emirates is clamping down on entry restrictions.

PUBLISHED: 16:26, Wed, Sep 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:29, Wed, Sep 30, 2020

dubai holidays uae travel pcr test coronavirus united arab emirates adviceDubai holidays: Visitors to the UAE must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (Image: Getty Images)

Dubai holidays are still not yet an easy option for British jet-setters. The UAE is currently not on the UK’s travel corridor list. What’s more, the Middle Eastern country has some very strict measures in place itself.

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One such rule is that visitors to the UAE must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) explains in its travel advice online: “All travellers to the UAE must have carried out a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 96 hours and received a negative result prior to their departure.

“You may also need to undertake a second test on arrival and to complete a period of self-isolation.

“You should check with your airline to confirm what proof of testing you need to present to the airline before travelling.”

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dubai holidays uae travel pcr test coronavirus united arab emirates adviceDubai holidays: The United Arab Emirates are clamping down on entry restrictions (Image: Getty Images)

However, now holidaymakers are being warned they need to make sure they have the right sort of test when they enter the country, reported local site The National.

The caution comes after UAE health authorities asked airlines not to accept PCR tests taken at four labs in India.

Passengers should get tested at laboratories approved by Pure Health (a

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