The UAE government has capped the cost of PCR tests across the emirates to AED 50
30 August 2021| Last updated on 5 September 2021
The new decision comes into effect this Tuesday, August 31.
As travel restrictions ease, precautionary rules lift, and students return to school, many expat residents and visitors will be glad to know that the UAE government has reduced the cost of PCR tests to AED 50 in national medical establishments.
The new capped price of AED 50 means that national hospitals and clinics in the UAE are not allowed to charge higher PCR test prices, except for rapid tests and other services. Test results must also be provided to the individual within 24 hours.
The lower cost is a welcome change for many, with the previous prices at AED 150 in Dubai and AED 65 in Abu Dhabi. Other emirates had varying PCR test prices and rules.
Starting this Tuesday, August 31, PCR tests services will be available nationwide at an affordable price of AED 50, much to the relief of many residents getting to work, students going back to school, and for the return of public events.
Those who wish to attend a public event in the UAE are required to be fully vaccinated and must present proof in the Al Hosn app.
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Over in Abu Dhabi, local authorities said the PCR tests will be free for school students throughout the month of September.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) reported 996 new Covid-19 cases, along with 1,515 recoveries and two deaths.
The total number of cases in UAE at the time of publishing are 718,370, out of which 705,118 were recoveries. The death toll is at 2,041.