The new service is available to all passengers on Etihad Airways flights, as well as travelers crossing the borders of Abu Dhabi from other Emirates to travel from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, today announced its cooperation with Mediclinic Middle East, a subsidiary of Mediclinic International Group that specializes in managing private hospitals, to provide a service to check the new Corona Virus before traveling at home or in a clinic, for travelers residing in the country UAE.
This initiative comes within the framework of the "Union for Health and Safety" program that the carrier recently launched to ensure the highest levels of health and safety in all stages of the guests' trip.
Traveling to some destinations requires negative examination results before traveling, so travelers are advised to visit the airline's website to see requirements for all destinations.
The new service is available to all passengers on Etihad flights, in addition to travelers crossing the borders of Abu Dhabi from other Emirates to travel from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
On this occasion, Dr. Nadia Bastaki, Vice President, Medical Services, Etihad Airways, said: “Collaboration with global medical providers such as Mediclinic is vital in line with the services provided by Etihad to its guests under the Health and Safety Program. It is our great responsibility to ensure that Our guests travel from Abu Dhabi and are confident that we make every effort to take care of them along their journey with us .The home screening will help relieve unnecessary stress from the travel experience during this difficult period.
“These measures are a reflection of those being taken across Abu Dhabi. It has been a world leader in its response to the emerging coronavirus pandemic, including conducting vaccine research, collective testing, and sterilization programs.”
"Etihad Airways will continue to work closely with local authorities and strategic partners to find innovative and convenient ways to protect guests and promote safe and healthy aviation while reopening global markets to international travelers," Bastaki added.
The federation is seeking to develop its partnership with Mediclinic to facilitate the process of conducting more at-home screening for its guests, while beginning to ease international travel restrictions and open more international markets to visitors