EgyptAir urged passengers departing from Cairo to Dubai starting from July 12 to get a PCR test as part of updated precautionary measures against the outbreak of coronavirus, according to a statement released by the company on Monday.
Passengers whose results prove negative will be allowed to board flights to Dubai, in line with precautionary measures implemented by Dubai Airport Authority to limit the outbreak of coronavirus, the statement added.
PCR tests are used to detect the presence of an antigen and virus, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies.
The airline urged passengers to contact the United Arab Emirates embassy to know which laboratories are permitted to issue PCR certification.
Air traffic in all Egyptian airports resumed on July 1, and flight reservations have reopened in all airline offices.
Civil aviation traffic in Egypt had been suspended since March 19, excluding air cargo flights, charter flights only for tourist groups already in Egypt who wanted to return home, international medical flights and domestic flights.
EgyptAir informed travelers to keep updated on the schedule of upcoming flights on its official website, by calling the company’s hotline at 1717, or by visiting its offices in person.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm