Covid-19: the price of PCR tests in the UAE drops to Dhs85
It’s now more affordable to get a PCR test in the UAE…
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) announced on Saturday night that it has slashed the price of PCR swab tests in the UAE. Effective immediately, nasal swab tests for Covid-19 at all Seha testing centres will be priced at just Dhs85.
خفضنا سعر فحص مسحة الأنف. السعر الجديد ساري المفعول فوراً في جميع مراكز صحة للفحص.
— SEHA – شركة صحة (@SEHAHealth) December 5, 2020
Prices for PCR tests in the UAE have been dropping consistently over the past few months. When testing facilities first opened in the UAE, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests were priced from Dhs370. Since then, the cost has been significantly reduced.
The first price drop took place on September 10, taking the price down to Dhs250. Further drops were recently been announced, which decreased the price of PCR tests to Dhs180 and Dhs150. The new Dhs85 price tag makes the testing more accessible, especially for those who require frequent testing.
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Abu Dhabi recently updated its Covid-19 testing protocol, which requires a negative PCR or DPI test for entry, and further testing on the fourth and eighth day of your stay.
To enhance preventative measures for the early detection of COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergency and Disasters Committee has updated the requirements to enter the emirate. pic.twitter.com/CtiuCfpG4z
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) November 4, 2020
Abu Dhabi recently removed the need to quarantine for 14 days, for those residents who are vaccinated. If you’re planning on visiting Abu Dhabi, read our comprehensive guide that covers everything you need to know when travelling in or out of Abu Dhabi.
To find your nearest Seha testing centre for PCR tests in the UAE, visit: seha.ae/screening-locations/