PCR test not required to enter UAE via land border

The PCR test requirements are now the same as air-travel passengers.

Those travelling into the UAE via a land border point will no longer have to present a negative PCR test result it has been announced.

Effective from today (3 March), travellers entering the UAE by road will be under the same protocols as inbound air-travel passengers who also are not required to undergo a pre-departure PCR test before arriving into the country.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) who announced the measure said travellers must present a vaccination certificate with a QR code and have advised travellers to get within 24 hours if they plan to stay more than 72 hours.



Unvaccinated arrivals into the UAE must present a negative PCR test not exceeding 48 hours on their arrival at the border or a COVID-19 recovery certificate dated within one month that possess a QR code.

The news follows the relaxation of a number of COVID-19 precautionary measures on 26 February saw the scrapping of the green list with inbound passengers to Abu Dhabi not having to undergo a pre-departure PCR test before coming to the capital or take a follow-up PCR test on day six of their visit.

Among other changes, facemasks are now optional if you are in outdoor spaces and those in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus will no longer have to quarantine but instead undergo PCR tests daily for five consecutive days.


For all the latest news, follow Yalla UAE


Image source Canva

Read more


Editor’s Choice