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Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers

Emirates: First Airline to Conduct On-Site COVID-19 Tests

Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have introduced additional precautions.

Passengers on a recent flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers.

The quick blood test was conducted by DHA and results were available within 10 minutes. This test was conveniently done at the Group Check-in area of Dubai International Airport Terminal 3.

Adel Al Redha, chief operating officer, Emirates, said, “The testing process has gone smoothly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Dubai Health Authority for their initiatives and innovative solutions. This would have not been possible without the support of Dubai Airport and other government authorities. We are working on plans to scale up testing capabilities in the future and extend it to other flights, this will enable us to conduct on-site tests and provide immediate confirmation for Emirates passengers travelling to countries that require COVID-19 test certificates. The health and safety of staff and passengers at the airport remain of paramount importance.”