In a circular issued on Tuesday, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the decision is part of the government's efforts to limit the spread of the virus, preserve the health of employees, and keep work environment safe.
Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and take another PCR test on day four from arrival to the country.
The Indian government said on Friday it will supply 17,092 MT of medical oxygen in a dozen states where the virus is surging, including Maharashtra and capital city Delhi.
All passengers arriving in Sharjah must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test report 72 hours prior to departing for Sharjah. Earlier, the PCR test validity was 96 hours, which has been reduced to 72. The decision will take effect 5 days after its issuance, ECDMT confirmed.
Located close to Terminal 2, the 20,000 square-foot laboratory is a dedicated facility for round the clock processing of RT-PCR test samples collected from passengers at DXB. Using latest WHO-standard COVID-19 RT-PCR testing equipment, the lab can process up to 100,000 samples per day and provide reliable results within a few hours.
Passengers must have received a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure. The UAE citizens are exempted.
This is part of Emirates full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said regularly testing people who don’t have symptoms would help "stop outbreaks in their tracks, so we can get back to seeing the people we love and doing the things we enjoy.”
“All applicants visiting the Disease Prevention & Screening Centres should have a negative COVID-19 nose swab result on Al Hosn app done within 72 hours starting from Monday 7th June 2021 and must follow all the recommended precautionary measures.”