Emirates to Start Digital Verification of Travellers COVID-19 records

  • Publish date: Sunday، 28 February 2021
Emirates to Start Digital Verification of Travellers COVID-19 records
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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Emirates, on Thursday, signed a partnership that will implement digital verification of travellers’ medical records related to COVID-19.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates, and Awadh Al Ketbi, Director-General of the DHA, to link the IT systems of DHA-approved laboratories to Emirates’ reservations and check-in systems.

This link will enable efficient sharing, storing and verification of passenger health information related to Covid-19 infection, testing and vaccination — all in a secure and legally compliant manner.

“Dubai is a leading global air transport hub, as well as one of the world’s most progressive cities in the area of e-government services. It’s a natural step to combine our capabilities to implement digital verification of Covid-19 medical records, which will also enable contactless document verification at Dubai Airport. This will tremendously improve the traveller experience, as well as the reliability, efficiency and compliance with entry requirements imposed by destinations around the world,” said Sheikh Ahmed.

He added: “Dubai will continue to lead the way in implementing effective and balanced approaches to contagion control, while facilitating travel and air transport which are crucial to communities and economies.”

The process will start immediately, with the project expected to go ‘live’ and benefit travellers in the coming months.

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