During a visit to Dubai International Airport

Bin Sulayem: Dubai is a major center for storing and distributing the "Covid-19" vaccine globally

Bin Sulayem during his visit to Dubai International Airport.

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The Chairman and CEO of Dubai Ports World Group, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, confirmed that “the UAE is a pioneer in strengthening global humanitarian efforts aimed at stopping the spread of the Corona virus since the beginning of the (Covid-19) pandemic, which is the largest A provider of aid in the fight against the virus in the region and the world. She worked to make its aid reach countries in need.

He added: “Dubai has developed its advanced infrastructure and logistical expertise in the global storage and distribution of the (Covid-19) vaccine, in conjunction with the expected increase in the demand for logistical services dedicated to transporting vaccines.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, directed to accelerate the pace of vaccine distribution around the world, with a special focus on developing countries, in support of the COVAX initiative, launched by the World Health Organization, and its efforts to Fair distribution of about two billion doses of (Covid-19) vaccines during the current year ».

Bin Sulayem pointed out that the Dubai initiative to mobilize the capabilities of "Emirates Airlines", "Dubai Ports World Network", Dubai airports, and the International Humanitarian City is a prominent example of Dubai's leadership in providing solutions and capabilities to help the world overcome the "Corona" crisis. And the rapid exit from its repercussions, as it reflects the continuous cooperation with the World Health Organization, and its participation in the distribution of a vaccine

"Covid-19" urgently via Dubai.

He directed the necessity to adhere to the highest standards of security and safety in carrying out the tasks for inspectors, which are among the priorities of the stage, stressing that Dubai Customs has technically advanced systems and devices that speed up the movement of passengers through Dubai International Airport.

Bin Sulayem's statements came during his visit to Dubai International Airport, accompanied by the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabeh, and the leadership team in the department, in the presence of the airport buildings managers.

Logistical efforts

For his part, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih affirmed that Dubai Customs is putting all its logistical and technical efforts to accelerate the air freight operations of the Corona vaccine, and to enhance the efforts of Emirates Air Cargo, the shipping arm of Emirates Airlines, in the rapid response to coordinate requests from various participating entities and bodies. In the international system for the distribution of vaccines, and to meet the requirements of the tanker for requests for transporting vaccines.

During the visit, the delegation was briefed on the efforts made to improve the level of performance and the continuous improvement of customs services provided to travelers, with the aim of providing a safe and fast environment in light of the challenges of the "Covid-19" pandemic, with the application of the highest degree of caution and caution to protect society from prohibited materials, as the Passenger Operations Department succeeded. At Dubai Customs in 2020, from controlling 820 various cases, dealing with 13.4 million bags, and 8.7 million passengers at Dubai airports, and it is expected that this year will witness more travel and tourism movement, with the increasing frequency of global vaccination campaigns.

Corona crisis

The Director General of Dubai Customs praised the efforts of inspectors and customs employees, and the dedication and sincerity they showed in working during the Corona crisis, and praised their eagerness to perform their national duty in the first line of defense for the security, health and economy of society, while applying all the precautionary measures that have been taken to reduce Epidemic spread.

Dubai Customs launched the "Smart Early Disclosure" application, which is currently available on the "Google Play" and "Apple Store" stores. The application allows those coming to Dubai to disclose in advance, and before arrival, the personal effects and gifts received, the amounts of money and coins accompanied by the traveler, including It cuts the time for them to cross the red path to finish customs procedures to less than five minutes, by submitting disclosure data electronically, without the need for traditional paperwork.

It also provides a safe and fast channel for the transfer of information to travelers about the customs regulations and laws adopted by Dubai Customs.

Dubai Customs seeks, through this application, the first of its kind in the world, which relies on artificial intelligence, to make a qualitative leap in achieving the happiness of travelers and customers, as the percentage of customer happiness reached 96% in 2020, compared with 95% in 2019, and the active contribution In strengthening the UAE's global position.

Smart setting

The Passenger Operations Department has implemented the Smart Control System initiative, which aims to raise the efficiency of operational processes, increase the rate of control in suspicions and potential risks in what is received with travelers and in their luggage, thus reducing the time and effort spent on inspection, as well as reducing the costs related to inspection and inspection operations, using the systems. Advanced electronic devices, such as the early passenger information system and the baggage scanning devices, in addition to distinguished human resources.

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