Entry UK PCR

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 May 2015

Total posts 41

So I got an email saying I have to have a PCR test no more than 40 hours before my flight from UAE to UK. Is that when it was taken or when results were received?

Also how strict are they on that??


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 May 2019

Total posts 12

The below link should help. I think that should be 48 hours (?) and that is hours from when you take the test to when your flight is scheduled to depart. If you are transiting through UAE from somewhere else then the test must be taken before the first flight.



Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 273

Taken. I wouldn't want to risk bending the rules and finding out at the airport.

David H

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 15 Mar 2019

Total posts 6

Current rule is no more than 48 hours prior to your flight's departure. If you have a long stop over it applies to the final flight, not the original. However rules seem to be changing at short notice

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