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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The official spokesman for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, announced several developments related to travel protocol in the light of coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Saif Al Dhahiri announced the continuation of the ban on domestic workers meeting with anyone outside the home, and reminded on the necessity of providing them with protective equipment in the event that they need to deal with people from outside the home such as receiving goods, parcels, and others.
Dhaheri announced the necessity of all returning travellers presenting a PCR test result from accredited laboratories, pointing out that these laboratories can be found through the website screening.purehealth.ae, which will be published in the official channels.
Al Dhahiri stressed the need for air carriers to ensure that those arriving for their flights have a negative test result and ensuring that the test certificate is issued by recognised centres.
Tests should have a validity period not exceeding 72 hours upon arrival in the UAE, regardless of the departure airport, as of July 24, 2020.
More details are available at: http://screening.purehealth.ae
For a hefty sum of up to SGD642 ($470), people with a hankering for airline food can have a meal on an A380, the world's biggest passenger jet.
Saif Al Dhaheri, NCEMA UAE spokesperson said: Travellers to all destinations are required to register with ICA UAE prior to travelling and take COVID-19 test 48 hours before the time of departure.
“Travel to medium-risk destinations will be allowed in certain conditions and applicable to specific groups. Citizens and residents plan to travel to these countries need to meet the requirements specified by UAE government.
The embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, and Consulate General of India, Dubai, launched a dedicated website to prepare a database to register Indians wishing to travel back to India under the COVID- 19 situation late on Wednesday.
The deal arrives just in time for a summit of world leaders hosted by the U.S. government on Thursday and Friday, where the EU and other global powers will promote their pledges to protect the planet.
Biden has invited 40 world leaders including Xi and Russia's Vladimir Putin to the meet starting on Earth Day, meant to mark Washington's return to the front lines of the fight against climate change after former president Donald Trump disengaged from the process.
As aviation industry players have become more optimistic on the resumption of international flights worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with a leading European diagnostic service provider, for more ease to passengers required to secure negative Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) test results.
Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the depth and strength of relations between the UAE and Pakistan, which, he said, are longstanding and based on mutual trust and respect. He stressed the two nations’ determination to grow cooperation across all fields for the common good of both nations’ peoples.