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 visitors staying in and departing from Ras Al Khaimah until 31 December, 2020. There is one free PCR test per guest.
Subsidised by RAKTDA, the free test can be taken at either RAK Hospital or at the RAK Medical Centre – Al Hamra Mall. Test reports will be made available within 12–24 hours.
“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.
The city was also one of the first to be certified as safe by Bureau Veritas.