Now Reading
Free Covid-19 tests for UAE tourists in Ras Al Khaimah

Free Covid-19 tests for UAE tourists in Ras Al Khaimah

The free testing initiative will be available until December 31, 2020

Covid-19 tests

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has said that all international tourists staying overnight and departing from Ras Al Khaimah will be eligible for free Covid-19 PCR tests.

The free testing facility will be available until December 31, 2020, with RAKTDA having partnered with RAK Hospital for this initiative.

Tourists can avail of the tests either at RAK Hospital or at RAK Medical Centre in Al Hamra Mall.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the complimentary test for international visitors, as this effort 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,” said Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA.

In July as the emirate began to reopen to visitors, officials announced that all hospitality staff in Ras Al Khaimah would be eligible for free Covid-19 PCR tests.

Read: Free Covid-19 tests for all hospitality staff in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah became the first city in the world to be certified as safe by Bureau Veritas. It was also the first emirate within the UAE to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, certifying its extensive hygiene and security measures.

Apart from tourists, other emirates within the UAE have opened free Covid-19 testing centres for their residents and citizens.

In Ajman, citizens and residents can visit the “Al Bait Metwahid Hall” to avail of free Covid-19 tests. The centre has a testing capacity of over 2,000 people per day.

Read more: Ajman to open free Covid-19 testing centre on July 23

In July, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, ordered local health authorities to offer free Covid-19 tests to both citizens and residents in the emirate.

Read also: Fujairah opens free Covid-19 testing centre for UAE residents and citizens

That same month, Sharjah too began offering residents in select areas of the emirate the option to avail of free Covid-19 tests.

Read: Sharjah’s Al Nahda residents can avail of free Covid-19 tests

You might also like

© 2020 MOTIVATE MEDIA GROUP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Scroll To Top