Egypt Independent

COVID-19 travel updates: Canada releases new registration process, Dubai requires two PCR tests



Two major airlines announced on Monday new coronavirus-related requirements for passengers traveling from Egypt to Canada and Dubai. 

EgyptAir stated that in light of updates received from Canadian authorities, customers are requested to register their data on Canada’s ArriveCan mobile app or via the website within 48 hours of their flight’s departure.

Passengers must complete this step in order to obtain the approval code that will allow them to board the plane. 

This requirement will go into effect beginning October 31.

Customers can stay up-to-date on the latest travel requirements by visiting EgyptAir’s website or calling 1717 in Egypt.

According to Emirates Airline’s website, passengers traveling from Egypt to Dubai will now have to undergo two COVID-19 PCR tests—one up to 96 hours before entering the country, and one upon arrival.

Children 12 and under and passengers with disabilities are exempt from the test.

Travelers to Dubai also need to bring a completed and signed a Health Declaration Form to present upon arrival.

Canada and the United Arab Emirates remain at a level three travel warning according to Center for Disease Control’s website, meaning all non-essential travel is discouraged.

The CDC announced on October 21 that travelers should avoid all cruise ship travel worldwide.