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Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical records

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two join forces to implement the digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Dubai.
Signing of the MoU in Dubai
Signing of the MoU in Dubai
The MoU was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ chairman and chief executive, and His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, director general of Dubai Health Authority.

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

Sheikh Ahmed said: “Dubai is a leading global air transport hub, as well as one of the world’s most progressive cities in the area of e-government services. It’s a natural step to combine our capabilities to implement digital verification of Covid-19 medical records, which will also enable contactless document verification at Dubai Airport. This will tremendously improve the traveller experience, as well as the reliability, efficiency and compliance with entry requirements imposed by destinations around the world.”

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