Covid 19: Emirates to pay passengers’ quarantine costs, on one condition

No one will be allowed to fly on Emirates or Etihad flights unless they first show a negative test for COVID-19, according to strict new rules in the United Arab Emirates.

The requirement comes into force on August 1 and applies to all passengers, regardless of whether they’re staying in the UAE or transiting through the airlines’ hubs at Dubai or Abu Dhabi to another destination.

Passengers will need to be tested for the virus at a testing facility approved by their airline within 96 hours of their flight.

They will then need to present a printed copy of the negative test result when they check in for their flight. Those who cannot produce printed evidence of a negative result will be denied their plane ticket.

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