UAE launches online system for pre-travel COVID-19 tests

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UAE’s official pre-travel COVID-19 testing facility Pure Health has launched an online system where passengers travelling to the UAE can register to get tested for coronavirus in their home countries through an approved network of laboratory facilities.

In collaboration with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC), Pure Health has launched an international laboratory partnership project, with over 500 accredited laboratories in 40 countries at this stage of the project. All the procedures are planned in accordance with measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

The service can be booked easily through theĀ web portal, where Pure Health has provided the list of the approved labs in each country.

The incoming passengers to the UAE from any of the empanelled countries can register for the screening (after they have been informed to do so during the government application process) simply by entering their details, selecting their country, city and preferred laboratory on the portal. Their results are then shared with the FAIC through the shared portal. The applicants will then receive feedback from the FAIC regarding their application.

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Pure Health’s online portal must be used for booking and paying for the laboratory services. This will ensure that the UAE government receives the information that the passenger has conducted the test from the approved lab. Passengers need to ensure that they carry the Pure Health result certificate for their travel as that’s the only certificate, which will be accepted by the airlines flying to the UAE. The passenger cannot use a certificate issued by the lab directly to them.

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If they have not received the Pure Health certificate by email after completing the test, the passengers must follow up with the lab, where they gave the test to ensure the passengers’ result is issued on Pure Health portal. The certificate will be sent to them once they complete the test and they will receive it to their registered email on the portal.

The passengers who do not go through the portal will not have their test result shared with the UAE authorities.

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