His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, head of the Crisis and Disaster Team in Dubai, confirmed that all concerned agencies in the emirate are operating at full capacity around the clock and in coordination with the Ministry of Health, and through various medical work teams of the Dubai Health Authority to confirm the highest levels Protection for all members of society by applying all precautionary measures to prevent the emerging corona virus (Covid 19), especially in the various travel outlets.
With regard to travelers through the air and sea ports in Dubai, His Excellency Al-Marri affirmed that all necessary measures have been taken to facilitate and accelerate the pace of completing all of their preventive health measures, while ensuring the highest levels of comfort, in order to preserve their safety and the safety of all other travelers, and not Affects their flight times through those ports.
His Excellency explained that all travel outlets have been provided with thermal scanning devices to discover any cases of high temperatures for any of the travelers, as all will enter these ports – whether for a temporary period for transit passengers who resume their flights to other destinations, or from travelers coming to the country Through Dubai outlets – they will be examined by these devices to ensure that they are free of fever or any increase in the temperature of their bodies.
His Excellency said that then special medical measures are taken with travelers coming from countries affected by the virus, and those that pose a threat, which does not apply to transit travelers.
These additional measures will include taking surveys from these travelers for the purpose of laboratory exams in addition to filling out a traveler for a questionnaire to collect health information related to it, as travelers to the UAE and those coming from those destinations in particular must take into account that these procedures will take approximately two to 3 additional hours To the time of their journeys.
After completing these checks and ensuring that travelers coming from these countries are free of the virus, they will be able to resume their trips and enter the country’s territory through these outlets very naturally, and it remains possible to contact any of these travelers by the health authorities in the event that there is a need to complete Some medical procedures, which may include the necessity to go to a health unit or the obligation of self-isolation at home until further notice.
His Excellency Abdullah Al-Marri stressed that the Crisis and Disaster Team works closely and around the clock to coordinate with all the relevant authorities in the Emirate of Dubai, foremost of which are: Dubai Airports, Dubai Customs, Dubai International Ports, Dubai Ambulance Services Corporation, and the Information Office of the Dubai Government and Dubai Municipality, The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, and the Department of Tourism and Trade Promotion, as well as at the level of the UAE in general, including close coordination with those in the transport and aviation sectors in order to monitor developments in the global situation with regard to the spread of the Corona virus, and to ensure an immediate response to any new In accordance with the best practices and standards in this regard in the world, and in the light of the World Health Organization recommendations, ensuring the highest health and levels of security and safety for the citizens of the UAE residents and visitors, and to contribute to the support of global efforts to encircle the virus and limit its spread in various countries and eliminate it.