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Does my child have to take a COVID-19 test?

The COVID-19 test requirements vary in each destination.

You may need to take a COVID-19 PCR test before you travel to or connect through Dubai. Children under 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disabilities do not have to take the test to travel or connect through Dubai. Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures. All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate as per the requirements.

For more details visit our Travel requirements for Dubai page.

If you are travelling beyond Dubai, you need to check the COVID-19 test requirements for your final destination on our Travel requirements by destination page.

There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Check the information on our Travel Requirements page.