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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
As directed by the UAE’S General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and health authorities, Smart Gates at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) for all departing passengers will not be in operation, effective from Sunday.
This decision is due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the world, with UAE recording 45 cases.
In addition to closing the Smart Gates, thermal screening and nasal swab is being carried out by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) airport medical centre team at Dubai International Airport on passengers arriving from the following countries: Thailand, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, and People ’s Republic of China-Beijing.
Flights to and from Bahrain, Iran and China with the exception of Beijing have been temporarily suspended, in accordance with the directions of UAE’S General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Passengers travelling to Kuwait, via Dubai that are residents or have travelled to Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria in the past 14-days will not be permitted to enter Kuwait.
Passengers should ensure they check with their airline before departure and visit the official websites of WHO or DHA for precautionary measures while travelling.
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