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Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol to present the spread of Covid-19

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK airport) has announced that it will resume scheduled passenger flights from Thursday, October 15.

The airport is slowly returning to its original capacity and resuming operations following a period of restricted services due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a statement said.

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol in line with the UAE’s efforts to control the coronavirus. Mandatory requirements include possessing adequate health insurance, obtaining a Covid-19 test result no longer than four days before travel, and completing a health disclosure form.

Arriving passengers are also required to download the Al-Hosn app, take a Covid-19 test upon arrival at airport, and self-quarantine at their destination hotel or residence until the results of the test are known.

If found to be positive for coronavirus, visitors and returning residents have to isolate according to the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention guidelines.

UAE low-cost carrier Air Arabia, which uses RAK airport as a hub, will begin scheduled services first, with other carriers to follow, the statement added.

Sanjay Khanna, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “RAK airport is scaling up its operations to return to its pre-pandemic level of activity.

“The protocol that is being put in place for passengers flying from and into our airport are in alignment with national efforts to mitigate against the spread of the novel coronavirus. We have ensured that all procedures are able to be conducted swiftly, efficiently and transparently and do not represent a significant inconvenience for passengers.”

RAK airport is anticipating an expansion to its operations since the facility offers advantages, such as competitive flight prices, easy accessibility and no slot restrictions, which avoid delays.

Ras Al Khaimah is hoping to attract more tourists as it looks to support the sector which was hit hard by the pandemic.

Earlier this month, the emirate announced that all international tourists staying overnight and departing from Ras Al Khaimah will be eligible for free Covid-19 PCR tests.

The free testing facility will be available until December 31, 2020.

Read more: Free Covid-19 tests for UAE tourists in Ras Al Khaimah

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