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Gulf Today, Staff Report
Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have allowed residents to use their Emirates ID to show vaccination status and PCR tests results without submitting a hard copy of the documents at the Dubai airport counter.
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This is part of Emirates full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE.
An Emirates staffer will ask the traveller to scan the ID at the counter. Once scanned, the staffer will be able to see full details of the traveller’s record, that is the vaccination date, vaccine name, and latest PCR test results.
It is noteworthy that passengers must abide by the PCR-test time interval prior to boarding the flight.
The Emirates ID is optional for travellers to save time at the airport.
Moreover, customers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination at a DHA health centre in Dubai can, together with their COVID-19 PCR test results, have their documents synchronised during flight check-in.
The new streamlined verification procedures will enable secure and faster processing times for customers departing from Dubai International Airport.
The information will then be matched with the entry requirements of the destination.
The Dubai Airport will accept travellers from abroad if they have been given the vaccine approved by the UAE authorities.
Following are the vaccines approved by the UAE:
It has been also confirmed that a PCR test with negative result of maximum 96 hours is must to enter the country for all except children under 12 and people of determination. Everyone will also have to abide by a 14-day-quarantie or 7 days for vital jobs, in addition to installing Al Hosn applications, ICA added.
It is advised people over the age of 70 years not to travel, and it is advised for people with chronic diseases to avoid travelling in order to preserve their safety.
The authorities said the conditions and procedures would be announced later in light of the preventive and precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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