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Tajawal and MediClinic introduce travel guidelines for international travellers

Tajawal has entered a strategic partnership with Mediclinic to offer UAE based travellers planning their international trips a 20% discount on their pre-travel PCR tests, which are considered a mandatory requirement at a number of destinations across the world. Upon making a flight or hotel booking through tajawal, travellers will receive their booking confirmation emails which they can present at select Mediclinic establishments in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to avail the discount on their PCR tests. Muzzammil Ahussain – EVP, tajawal commented, “With International travel slowly returning, our customers will expect more from us when booking their flights and accommodation, prioritising the need to know crucial information such as the safety guidelines for airports, hotels and in destination procedures. We understand that obtaining the latest travel safety and destination updates when planning an International trip can be confusing during these times, therefore have created a dedicated online portal comprising all the necessary safety information travellers would need to come to a travel decision. Our team of experts aggregate and maintain data from over 100 sources, through which the safety guidelines content is carefully vetted and updated to ensure accuracy, offering travellers access to the latest developments on travel guidelines from key destinations across the globe”. “We have also partnered with Mediclinic to ensure that our travellers have access to highest-quality testing facilities when undergoing pre-travel PCR tests. Through this partnership, we hope to offer our customers more flexibility and confidence to travel all the while armed with a valid PCR test health assurance that will encourage them to revive their delayed travel plans and explore the world” Ahussain added.

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ATS Travel facilitates at-home COVID-19 tests for passengers

Saleem Sharif

Dubai headquartered travel management company (TMC) and ATS Travel signed an agreement stating passengers wishing to travel on any airline from the UAE to any destination worldwide can avail of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests at the comfort of their homes or offices. This facility will be offered to all the clients of the TMC at a nominal cost, where ATS Travel will facilitate PCR testing for all its clients based on the rules of the destination airport. “Not all the destinations require PCR testing to be done. Nevertheless, with rules changing dynamically by the day/hour across the globe, it’s important that we, as the TMC advice our customers of the need for a PCR test and ensure that they are done within the time window stipulated by the destination city/country”, informed Saleem Sharif, Deputy Managing Director of ATS Travel. In order to ensure that this service is seamless and offered at the right price, we have partnered with the pioneers in conducting PCR tests in the UAE – Mediclinic. The agreement covers managing the requirements of all our clients across all the Emirates in the UAE. We are in the process of offering similar services to more than 550 Corporate and MICE clients across 14 countries in the region in the coming days, added Sharif. “Mediclinic already has a proven track record in providing safe and efficient at-home PCR testing for air travellers from the UAE, and we are delighted to partner with ATS Travel to provide this service to their clients. All testing is conducted by qualified health professionals using strict safety protocols and results are processed quickly in Mediclinic’s dedicated Covid-19 testing laboratories in Dubai and Abu …

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New PCR testing for travellers flying on Etihad to Abu Dhabi

Effective August 1, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities listed on their website, alongside their ICA approval if Abu Dhabi is their end destination. The PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from one of the approved clinics listed must be shown for approval to board. Children under the age of 12 and people with mild to severe disabilities are currently exempt from this PCR test requirement. Travellers leaving the UAE from Abu Dhabi to any country in the European Union, the United Kingdom, or to any country where it is mandatory by the authorities at the destination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required within 96 hours prior to departure. To help facilitate this process, Etihad Airways is collaborating with Mediclinic Middle East to offer departing travellers the option of convenient PRC testing, for a fee, at their home, or at Mediclinic facilities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai prior to their travel. The gradual return to more international flying to, from, and via Abu Dhabi is being greatly supported by the Etihad Wellness sanitisation and safety programme, which ensures the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at every stage of the customer journey. This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who have been introduced by the airline to provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight, …

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