Health officials conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday.
A health official conducts on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for a passenger at Dubai International Airport.
The airline resumed limited passenger flights earlier this month after the UAE grounded all commercial aircraft.
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the country, but no incoming passengers are allowed.
"Passengers on today's flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 (respiratory disease) before departing from Dubai," the airline said in a statement.
"Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers."
The blood tests were conducted by the Dubai Health Authority in the check-in area, with results coming out within 10 minutes.
Health officials pose for a photograph at Dubai International Airport.
"We are working on plans to scale up testing capabilities in the future and extend it to other flights," said Chief Operating Officer Adel Al Redha.
"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."
Emirates has also said that cleaning and disinfection of planes will take place in Dubai after each flight.
The UAE has declared almost 5,000 coronavirus cases and 28 deaths.
It has imposed a sweeping crackdown, including the flight ban and closure of borders, shopping malls, entertainment centres and markets.
Passengers will be required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft. Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure.
Those who wish to travel to Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis must contact the respective embassy or consulate for these countries in the UAE. For all other flights, passengers can book directly on emirates website (select the "one-way" option when booking), or via their travel agent.
Emirates Airline will offer free medical cover for COVID-19 and quarantine costs if any passenger is diagnosed with COVID-19 while travelling for the safety of the people and will boost their confidence to travel.
Since the beginning of 2021, the campaign in Pakistan has succeeded in providing 75,148,404 doses of vaccination against polio, bringing the total number, provided by the campaign since 2014 and until 2021, to 583, 240,876 vaccination doses.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 84 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 739,190.
The incident happened after thousands of Islamists launched their "long march" from the city toward the capital, Islamabad, demanding that the government release the leader of their outlawed party.