Thermal screening for all Emirates fliers from Dubai to US

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Dubai - Tests will be carried out by Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) airport medical centre team.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 3:08 PM

Last updated: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 11:46 PM

Passengers from high-risk countries will undergo thermal screening and nasal swab tests at Dubai Airports, authorities announced on Thursday. The tests will be carried out by Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) airport medical centre team.
Thermal screening has also been implemented for all Emirates passengers flying from Dubai International Airport to all US destinations.

This decision has been made in response to the ongoing situation around Covid-19, as directed by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the UAE health authorities and other relevant authorities.

The statement said, "On arrival to Dubai International (DXB) all passengers will go through a non-intrusive thermal scanning process as they pass through customs."
Flight suspensions
Flights to and from Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Islamic Republic of Iran, and People's Republic of China, except for Beijing have been suspended.
Airport officials said, "The safety and wellbeing of all our customers and community members is of paramount importance at this time. By working closely with the DHA, we are ensuring the correct procedures are taken in the airport environment. Dubai Airports continues to maintain strict cleanliness and hygiene standards."

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