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 “important update for passengers to Dubai” posted on Twitter on Sunday evening, AIE named the lab reports from which will be rejected, based on recommendations from Dubai authorities.
“Regulatory authorities in Dubai have recommended Air India Express to reject the RT-PCR test reports from the following laboratories for passengers travelling to Dubai,” 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.
“It has been further recommended that passengers to Dubai may be advised to obtain pre-travel RT-PCR reports from Pure Health-approved laboratories,” it added.