Friday, November 12, 2021

India to request UAE to end mandatory PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers

India's Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting on Monday to discuss the removal of mandatory rapid PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers going to countries in the Middle East, especially the UAE.

A senior official confirmed that the meeting was held to stop compulsory PCR test for those going to UAE.

“We have requested Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter with UAE government to exempt fully vaccinated travellers to undergo mandatory Rapid PCR test that cost around Rs4,000,” said the official.

As per the rule, travellers have to take a rapid PCR test six hours before their departure from any Indian airport.

The UAE has made this test mandatory for passengers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda.

11/11/21 ANI/Khaleej Times

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