Dubai International Airport has opened one of the world’s largest on-site airport labs for processing Covid-19 PCR tests to further enhance safe international travel and accelerate the recovery of the travel industry.
The new state-of-the-art facility opened on 22nd June by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports. The laboratory can process up to 100,000 samples per day using the latest WHO-standard testing equipment and travellers will receive results within a few hours.
The 20,000 square-foot lab, located close to Terminal 2, offers around-the-clock testing for passengers using DXB airport. The facility will also be linked to the government for easy sharing of information between airlines, the airport and health authorities.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and CEO of the Emirates Group commented, “The lab is a fine demonstration of Dubai’s collaborative approach to tackling complex challenges and achieving great results.”