Emirates ID Now Used As Proof For PCR and Vaccination

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 22 June 2021
Emirates IID Now Used As Proof For PCR and Vaccination

A new deal between Emirates airline and Dubai Health Authority allows UAE residents to present their Emirates ID instead of a physical negative test certificate or vaccine card. Emirates IDs can now be as a proof of vaccination or PCR.

A card reader will tell if the passenger received the vaccine or done a PCR. The ID should be inserted in the reader at check-in desks.

The new departures system is not mandatory but will be a faster option. The deal aims to speed up the airport in travel season.

Emirates ID Now Used As Proof For PCR and Vaccination

“Our partnership with the Dubai Health Authority in managing passenger travel is unique and is a first step towards other initiatives that will be launched in the near future,” said Adel Al Redha, chief operating officer at Emirates airline.

“This is a testament to Dubai’s progressive approach in delivering innovative digital solutions across all aspects of services.”

Wider health records won’t be processed Emirates assured users. Information related to COVID-19 only will be checked.

Once check-in is completed, information relating medical records is discarded from the airline's system, officials said.

On the other hand, Dubai Airports Chief Executive said they will reopen Terminal 1 on June 24 at its main Dubai International hub and hire about 3,500 staff to keep up with the expected rise in traffic in the coming months.

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