The United Arab Emirates (UAE), has decided to stop the Rapid Antigen test for travelers at airports in Nigeria.
This is in response to the ongoing flight suspension between UAE and Nigeria as well as travel requirements for the travellers to the UAE.
The UAE as a requirement for travel to Dubai says, passengers coming in from Nigeria on resumption of flights should not exceed 200 for two weeks.
This was made known wednesday in a letter from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Abuja issued with reference No.078/A/2021, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which also indicates that only direct flight from Nigeria will be allowed into Dubai.
Other new requirements are; a
negative PCR test certificate conducted 48 hours before boarding, passengers information, contact details and place of stay in the UAE.
The letter read,” The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Abuja presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Protocol Department) of the Federal Re[public of Nigeria with reference to the Ministry Verbal Note No. K.521/2021 dated 16th February 2021 and the Embassy’s Note Verbal No. 049/A/2021 dated 23 February 2021″.
“The embassy has the honor to convey the response of the competent authorities in the UAE regarding the ongoing flight halt between the UAE and Nigeria as well as the travel requirements for travelers to the UAE”.