Although cases of Covid-19 are relatively low in the UAE, it is still a major health concern for the region, both for those who live here and visitors from overseas. Like other countries, the UAE has taken strong measures to effectively prevent the spread of the disease, including the introduction of the coed test for those who want to visit DUBAI. At Kohistan rent a car, we want all our customers to enjoy a safe visit to the UAE, so we have put together a quick explanation of the process involved. It’s up to everyone to play their part to defeat Covid-19, but if you have any questions regarding testing and your visit to DUBAI, please don’t hesitate to contact your Kohistan rent a car agent and they’ll be happy to talk you through the process.
How they test for Covid-19
In Dubai and across the UAE, a system called laser-based DPI technology is used to detect Covid-19 cases. This is a quick and accurate method and allows health authorities to perform large-scale screening quickly and easily. This is the first area of defense, with all suspected positive cases again passing the nose and throat flag test. The DPI laser test is non-invasive, painless and only takes a few seconds. If you want to enter the UAE in Dubai, you have to be screened in Covid 19 using DPI laser test. If your test is negative, you will be allowed to enter the region. If your laser test indicates a possible positive diagnosis, you will need to have a nose / throat swab test. If this PCR test is negative, then you’ll be allowed to enter DUBAI.
What if I’ve already been tested?
If you have already been tested and found to be negative, then you can enter Dubai without any further checks by presenting proof of a negative test. The test must have been carried out within 48 hours of your journey into DUBAI, and proof must be presented at the checkpoint before you are allowed into the Emirate.
Booking a test
You can pre-book an appointment to have the laser test online. It costs 50 EEDs and you will be tested at the testing centers after the last exit on Sheikh Zaid Road. Before filing a screening case, you will be asked a pre-order question that will include details of your itinerary and reasons for entering the emirate. If you fall into a vulnerable category (including pregnant women, the elderly, and health professionals), your case will be considered a priority.
As with all nations, the UAE is providing the same advice to both residents and visitors to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Masks are required in busy areas such as shops (you will be required to wear a mask when signing for your Kohistan car rental vehicle). All Kohistan rental cars are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each rental period, so you can hire your Kohistan Car rental in complete confidence. Wash your hands regularly and keep a safe social distance between yourself and others.