Monday, July 20, 2020

Covid test not needed for kids under 12 flying from India to UAE: Air India Express

Dubai: Air India Express has announced that children under 12 years flying with the airline from India to the UAE are now exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test.
The negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate is now not mandatory for children under 12 years, it stated in updated travel regulations posted on its blog.

“A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test, from a government-approved laboratory, no older than 96 hours prior to departure is required for travel back to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. For children below 12 years, COVID-19 PCR Test is not mandatory,” the airline posted.
The airline has confirmed this to passengers who enquired about the COVID-19 test rules on Twitter as well.
“As per the recent update, it is mandatory only for passengers above 12 years of age. But please check out our blog often to know the recent updates as it may change accordingly. Thank you,” it said in a tweet in reply to a passenger on Monday morning.
Gulf News had earlier highlighted the difficulties and concerns aired by Indian parents regarding the COVID-19 test requirements for young children.
20/07/20 Sajila Saseendran/Gulf News
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