Abu Dhabi International Airport has launched a 4,000 m² lab offering PCR test results within 90 minutes, free of charge.
Launched in partnership with Pure Health and Tamouh Healthcare, the new lab will offer a daily capacity of more than 20,000 tests for passengers and flight crews. Test results will be sent through SMS and WhatsApp within 90 minutes, and the testing will be available for all incoming passengers free of cost.
Negative-testing passengers from “green listed” countries will be exempt from self-isolation, although passengers from other countries will have to self-isolate for ten days, using a quarantine wristband fitted for them at the airport.
According to Abu Dhabi Airports chief executive Shareef Hashim Al-Hashmi: “Abu Dhabi International Airport is now able to offer travelers state-of-the-art rapid testing services delivered by a dedicated laboratory facility.
“The introduction of the RT-PCR Covid-19 testing is a milestone achievement in our ongoing efforts to facilitate the safe resumption of international air travel and support the recovery of the aviation industry.”
Abu Dhabi airport has a range of other safety mechanisms, such as touchless elevator technology and thermal scanners with facial recognition capabilities.