Regulatory Authorities of Dubai have put out an order stating that RT-PCR tests taken from select labs from India will be rejected. While we are still dark on details about the reason for the decision, the labs include Suryam Lab in Jaipur, Microhealth Lab in Kerala, Dr. P Bhasin Pathlabs in Delhi and Noble Diagnostic Centre in Delhi.
Ahead of this, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for flying COVID-19 positive passengers to the country. As per the officials, despite having COVID-19 positive certificate, AI Express carried two passengers during the last couple of weeks. The recent incident was recorded on September 4 when the budget-arm of India’s national air carrier Air India flew a passenger who was tested COVID positive on September 2.
As per the UAE government rules, each passenger travelling from India need to bring original COVID-negative certificate from RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey.