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COVID-19: Emirates and DHA to Create Digital Verification

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing the seamless travel experience of passengers during their journeys.

The MoU will position Dubai as one of the first cities in the world to implement digital verification of traveller medical records related to COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

Digital verification of COVID-19 test results will improve the traveller experience, as well as the reliability, efficiency and compliance with entry requirements imposed by destinations around the world.

Under the MoU, Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority will work to link the IT systems of DHA-approved laboratories with Emirates’ reservations and check-in systems.

The process will enable the 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.

The project will commence immediately, with the aim of bringing it to “live” implementation to benefit travellers in the coming months.

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