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Ras Al Khaimah – first city to offer free Covid-19 tests to international visitors

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Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE has become the first global destination to offer free PCR Covid-19 tests to guests and visitors.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Hospital are partnering to provide free (PCR) testing to international tourists staying in and departing from Ras Al Khaimah until 31 December 2020. There is one free PCR test per guest.

The free test can be taken at RAK Hospital or at the RAK Medical Centre. The test results will be made available within 12-24 hours. These tests will be subsidised by RAKTDA. 

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the complementary 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. As travel corridors begin to open up, we will continue to incorporate and implement global best practices into our efforts to safeguard against the spread of the pandemic,” said Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.

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