Emirates and DHA to share Covid-19 data, enabling Dubai residents to use ID as proof of vaccine and PCR status at Dubai International Airport
Emirates Airline and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have partnered to share Covid-19 data, meaning that vaccine certifications and printed PCR test results are no longer necessary.
Passengers can insert their Emirates ID into a card reader that will return their PCR test result and vaccination status. The move aims to speed up check-in and arrival processes as travel peaks for Eid and the summer.
Emirates Airline chief operating officer Adel Al Redha said: “This initiative is in line with the government’s vision. We are delighted to take this step to cooperate with DHA in linking our systems together. It will enhance the customer experience by processing the relevant documents in a more efficient, secure and effective manner.
“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. This is a testament to Dubai’s progressive approach in delivering innovative digital solutions across all aspects of services.”
DHA director of IT Kleitham Ali Al Shamsi added: “This partnership reinforces that technology has the potential to securely, conveniently and effectively assist airlines to receive the verified Covid-19 test results and vaccination records. DHA has worked tirelessly to connect all the laboratories that process Covid-19 test results in Dubai into DHA’s Outbreak Management system, and this integration has been instrumental to help develop such a unique integration with Emirates Airline.”
Flydubai also recently announced a partnership with the Alhosn health app to help facilitate a speedier check-in process at Dubai International Airport.