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Maybe. It depends on two conditions. Since October 1st 2020, transit passengers are only required to do a COVID-19 PCR Test if:

  • The passenger is arriving from a specific country; or
  • The destination country requires it.
Pre-travel PCR test is mandatory for transit passengers from some countries and when the destination country requires them to do so.
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PCR test prior to departure is mandatory only for passengers travelling to a destination that requires a pre-travel negative test certificate.
The list of countries is specified on the Emirates website:

The COVID‑19 PCR test is no longer required for all passengers – it is only mandatory for those arriving from the following countries or/and when the destination country requires it:

Middle East and Africa: Angola, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Syria, Eritrea, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, South Sudan, Djibouti, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Lebanon, Israel

Europe: Czech Republic, Romania, Montenegro, Malta, Georgia, Ukraine, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Moldova

Asia: Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippine, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan

North America: USA (California, Florida and Texas)

South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

https://www.emirates.com/au/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/tourists/#82483

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