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Emirates Begins Coronavirus Rapid Testing in Dubai

Emirates become the first carrier in the world to test for COVID-19 before boarding flights. The airline introduced this measure in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Wednesday, applying rapid tests for all passengers before boarding a flight to Tunis, Tunisia. All passengers on the flight took blood samples at the check-in zones of Dubai terminal 3, with rapid test results available for passengers after a 10 minutes sample processing time. Emirates Chief Operating Officer Humaid Al Quatmi…

Tunisia Suspends Emirates Flights Following Denied Boarding for Women

Tunisia has suspended flights operated by Emirates due to a public uproar over security measures aimed at women from the North African country. The suspension, which will take effect on Dec. 25, 2017, comes after several Tunisian women were denied boarding for their Dubai-bound flights on Emirates. The Tunisia transportation…