Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has 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 of Mediclinic, for travelers residing in the UAE . This initiative comes within the framework of the "Union for Health and Safety" program launched by the carrier recently to ensure the highest levels of health and safety in all stages of the guests' trip.
Traveling to some destinations requires negative screening results before traveling, so travelers are advised to visit etihad.com to view 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 For our guests to travel from Abu Dhabi with confidence that we make every effort to take care of them along their journey with us, a 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. Which has been a global leader in its response to the emerging Corona Virus pandemic, including conducting vaccine research, collective testing and sterilization programs. Etihad will continue to work closely with local authorities and strategic partners to find innovative ways It is appropriate to protect guests and promote safe and healthy flying while reopening global markets to international travelers. "
Etihad is seeking to develop its partnership with Mediclinic to make it easier to conduct home screening more for its guests, while beginning to ease international travel restrictions and open more international markets to visitors.
David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, said: “Mediclinic is proud to collaborate with Etihad Airways on this new initiative that allows guests to have a new Corona test from their home before traveling, or at one of our clinics in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Dubai, according to Trained professionals conduct this examination while our dedicated laboratories in Abu Dhabi and Dubai provide results quickly and accurately. "