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Emirates Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing for Passengers

Emirates Provides On-Site COVID-19 Testing for Passengers - Coming Soon in UAE
16 April 2020

Emirates has collaborated with the DHA to implement fast on-site tests as precautionary measures to combat the COVID-19.

Dubai-based airline, Emirates has become the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 testing for passengers departing the country, in partnership with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Emirates says it is working to scale up testing capabilities and extend it to other flights.

On Wednesday, April 15, Emirates has started first rapid tests for passengers departing to Tunisia. The tests are taken by trained medical workers at the Group Check-in area of Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Members of the DHA take quick blood tests and results take up to ten minutes to show negative or positive status for COVID-19.

Emirates has recently announced a number of limited flight routes, for those who wish to leave the country.  There have been introduced strict measures as social distancing for passengers and protective barriers at Check-In desks. All airport staff must use gloves, masks and hand sanitisers during the procedures as well as passengers must do the same.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates Chief Operating Officer said: “The testing process has gone smoothly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the DHA for their initiatives and innovative solutions.” To tackle COVID-19, there have been proactive measures taken and after each journey all Emirates aircraft go through enhanced disinfection in Dubai.

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