- Chidozie Uzoezie
COVID-19: Emirates Steps up Precautionary Measures
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, Emirates has stepped up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.
All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now wear personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, and a safety visor, in addition to masks and gloves.
At Dubai International airport, gloves and masks are mandatory for all customers and employees. Thermal scanners monitor the temperatures of all passengers and employees stepping into the airport.
Physical distancing indicators have been placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance during check-in and boarding.
The airport team has also installed protective barriers at each check-in desk to provide additional safety reassurance to passengers and employees during interaction over the counter.
On board Emirates’ flights, seats are pre-allocated with vacant seats placed between individual passengers or family groups in observance of physical distancing protocols.
In addition to these measures, all Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.