Dubai Airport Becomes The First To Deploy Dogs To Sniff And Detect Coronavirus


Dubai Airport has deployed specially-trained police dogs at its airport to detect the Coronavirus. It is the first nation to do so while others are still studying and experimenting the process.

Rumors have been circulating for months that specially trained sniffer dogs may soon meet the need for accurate and efficient COVID-19 screening of airport passengers.

The detection process discovered by One Mile at a Time is fast, non-invasive and extremely safe.

Now, by deploying these dogs at the Dubai airport, the UAE has chosen to believe that sniffer dogs are efficient in detecting COVID-19 in the passengers.


There are several countries that are still under the process of studying and experimenting with dog theory.

In a statement, Dubai’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) said, “Data and studies showed that detection of presumed Covid-19 cases achieved approximately 92 percent in overall accuracy. Figures indicate that dogs can quickly detect infected cases, help protect key sites, effectively deal with huge crowds and secure large events, airports, etc.”

So, how does it work?

The process is very simple and safe and at the same time quick.

  • The Dubai Health Authority (DHA), together with the teams of dogs and trainers deployed at the airports, checks every possibly infected passenger.
  • A smell sample of the passenger is taken from the armpit and presented to the dog in an isolated room.
  • The specially trained detection dogs usually recognize the virus within seconds. There is therefore no direct contact between the passenger and the dog.

The Home Office said, “Trained dog dogs are known for their exceptional abilities and skills that other dogs outperform, especially their strong sense of smell. This is why they can be used on police patrols and to secure shopping centers, events, airports and other important facilities Investments.”


So far, the UAE has reported 61163 coronavirus positive cases and 351 deaths.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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