UAE airports conducted 2.7 million COVID-19 tests for passengers on arrival

SourceGulf Today

Picture used for illustrative purpose only. Gulf Today, Staff Reporter The UAE Aviation sector said that airports across the country conducted 2,700,000 COVID-19 tests for on arrivals since the start of International flights.   The UAE implemented mechanisms and protocols for gradual safe operation. Focusing on providing basics like medications, medical supplies and food. It also established air bridges to facilitate the return of citizens and the smooth return of expats to their countries. Ismail Mohammed Al Balooshi, Official Spokesperson of UAE aviation sector said that to contain the pandemic and resume flights, the UAE developed protocols to ease flights’ return with precautionary measures to prevent spreading during travel. These protocols were circulated to all national and foreign carriers and airports in the country. Al Balooshi said, “To ensure that travellers entering the country are COVID-19 free, health authorities established compulsory procedures like pre-testing, testing upon arrival, and home or institutional quarantine, as per a mechanism for assessing the epidemiological situation. “More than 2,700,000 tests for more...