UPDATED COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS FOR MOST TRAVELED DESTINATIONS
UNITED KINGDOM: If you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.
Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA: On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers (from age 2 and above including US citizens) arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021.
DUBAI: All tourists, residents, citizens and transit passengers (between age 12 and above) must present a valid negative PCR test, passengers must carry an original print out of their negative RT –PCR test certificate when they travel. This must have been issued by an ICMR accredited lab within 96 hours to the departure time. The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID-19 PCR test, PAX have to be at the airport minimum 3 – 4 hours prior to departure, valid entry visa to visit the UAE, proof of hotel accommodation booking and return flight ticket upon arrival in the UAE, hard Copy of the Medical Overseas Travel Insurance with international coverage before travelling, passengers are required to complete the Health Declaration Form before departure, tourists are required to register all their details in the COVID-19 DXB app iOS-Android.
NIGERIA: Prior to departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They must also have tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal. Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. Also, before travel, passengers must book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day 7 of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal– evidence of the booking will be required on arrival. On arrival passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has said it will closely monitor whether passengers are following the quarantine measures and conducting the repeat PCR test. On 21 December, the Federal Government announced that it would impose sanctions on travelers to Nigeria who fail to take the repeat PCR test on day 7.