Key UAE airports allow overseas transit passengers

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 4 June 2020: The UAE has taken additional steps towards restoring normalcy by allowing some of the country’s airports to permit the transfer and transit of passengers from other international ports.

“The decision includes Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Sharjah International Port, and covers Etihad Airways, Emirates, Flydubai, and Air Arabia,” said Dr. Saif Juma Al Dhaheri, Spokesman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

These carriers would announce details on their operations in the coming days, he said.

“The decision has been made following a holistic review by a number of national authorities, including NCEMA, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the health sector.”

“As a global aviation hub, the UAE is determined to ensure the application of Covid-19 countermeasures according to the criteria of various international aviation organisations in order to protect the safety of passengers and staff at its airports,” he continued, said Wam.

“Dedicated taskforces from various departments have been working to develop a comprehensive framework to apply safety procedures across the country’s airports and through air carriers by conducting field visits to ensure all precautionary measures are in place for the safety of all passengers across all arrival and departure terminals, as well as in all means of transport inside airports and plane cabins,” he explained.

He added that field teams at the country’s airports made up of both citizens and residents are exerting all efforts to “honour their responsibilities, accelerate the restoration of normal air traffic, and support this vital sector. We thank them all for their honourable efforts.”

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