COVID-19 Test Reports From Four Indian Labs Invalid For Dubai: Air India Express


No-frills carrier Air India Express on Sunday informed that test reports from four labs in India are invalid for passengers traveling to Dubai.

This comes after a week the airline resumed its operations to/from Dubai, following a brief period of suspension over a COVID-19 rule violation

Air India Express on Sunday advised passengers traveling to Dubai to obtain pre-departure reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 negative test reports from Pure Health-approved laboratories in India as per the recommendation from Dubai authorities.

In an โ€œimportant update for passengers to Dubaiโ€ posted on Twitter on Sunday evening, AIE named the lab reports from which will be rejected, based on recommendations from Dubai authorities.


โ€œRegulatory authorities in Dubai have recommended Air India Express to reject the RT-PCR test reports from the following laboratories for passengers travelling to Dubai,โ€ the airline stated.

It listed the names of the labs as:

  • Suryam Lab in Jaipur
  • Microhealth Lab in the cities of Kerala
  • Dr. P. Bhasin Pathlabs (P) LTD in Delhi and
  • Noble Diagnostic Centre in Delhi.

โ€œIt has been further recommended that passengers to Dubai may be advised to obtain pre-travel RT-PCR reports from Pure Health-approved laboratories,โ€ it added.


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Manish Khandelwal
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