The free PCR nasal swab tests will be available to all those traveling into or departing Ras Al Khaimah
8 October 2020| Last updated on 11 October 2020
The FREE Coronavirus nasal swab test will be provided until 31st December, 2020
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority announced that they will offer free Covid-19 tests to international visitors. The complimentary PCR nasal swab tests were introduced in an effort to boost tourism in the emirate.
The free Coronavirus screening will available until the end of 2020 for travellers who are flying into or departing from Ras Al Khaimah. The move follows a previous official announcement that UAE residents and tourists would be allowed to fly into Ras Al Khaimah, without any prior approval, starting 15th October.
However, it's mandatory for passengers to present a negative Covid-19 result from a swab test, taken in their departure country, no more than 96 hours before they board a flight to RAK.
Free Covid-19 tests have also been provided to all hospitality employees in the emirate, in line of RAK's tourism recovery plans and efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
Where can I get the free Covid-19 test in Ras Al Khaimah?
If you're an international visitor or tourist in Ras Al Khaimah, you can avail the complimentary nasal swab test in the following locations:
- Ras Al Khaimah Hospital
- Ras Al Khaimah Medical Centre in Al Hamra Mall
Raki Phillips, Chief Executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the complimentary test for international visitors, as this will put in place an added element of safety - both for the guests staying within our properties, as well as our hospitality providers and their staff."
"This initiative comes at a perfect time as we move towards the cooler months of the year into the ‘winter sun’ season, encouraging visitors to experience all that the destination has to offer," Phillips continued.
UAE health authorities reported 1,129 new Covid-19 cases, 1,070 recoveries and one death.
105,133 confirmed cases have been recorded since the outbreak reached the country, out of which 95,973 successfully recovered and 443 passed away due to Covid-related complications.