#Covid-19

UAE reports 1,988 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 618,148

Abu Dhabi adds five new European countries to its ‘green list’

Cuba and Kyrgyzstan have been removed from the list, effective from June 24

Abu Dhabi to welcome back cruise liners from September

Only vaccinated passengers will be allowed to disembark in the emirate

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New Covid-19 lab at Dubai airport can process 100,000 samples daily

Located close to Terminal 2, the 20,000 square-foot lab was built in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority and Pure Health

UAE reports 2,167 Covid-19 infections, 4 deaths

A total of 616,160 people have contracted the virus since it broke out across the country

A health worker holds a vial of Covishield, AstraZeneca's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine

Dubai’s DHA clarifies list of approved vaccines for UAE residents travelling from India

Only UAE residents in India who have received two doses of a ‘UAE-approved vaccine’ will be allowed to travel to Dubai from Wednesday, June 23

UAE reports 1,964 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 613,993

Saudi Arabia Airport

Saudi links boarding passes with health app for all domestic passengers

The application will show the passenger’s status as being immune/immune by first dose/immune by recovery/no record of infection

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,850 cases, 5 deaths

The case count has risen to 612,029

Abu Dhabi school students to return to campus in upcoming academic year

However, full-time remote learning will be allowed to parents who request it, if the option is offered by their child’s school

Dubai Airports to reopen DXB’s Terminal 1, Concourse D on June 24

The facilities were closed on March 25, 2020, following the partial suspension of operations at DXB to control the spread of the pandemic

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UAE suspends entry of passengers from three more countries

Entry of travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Namibia will be suspended indefinitely from Monday, June 21

Dubai airport

Dubai eases travel guidelines for passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria

UAE residents who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai

UAE reports 2,167 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 606,128

Kuwait resumes flights to the UK following suspension in Jan

Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways and British Airways have been licenced to operate direct flights to and from London Heathrow airport

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,011 cases, 4 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 603,961

Flydubai becomes first airline to partner with UAE’s contact tracing Alhosn app

Flydubai passengers can now use the Alhosn app at check-in without having to present a printed copy of their negative PCR test result when travelling from Dubai

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi rolls out mass screening Covid-19 technology

The scanners will be used at entry points to the emirate and will screen for potential Covid-19 infections, providing immediate results and denying entry in case of a positive detection

Covid-19: UAE warns of high risk from new strains for unvaccinated, urges for caution during Eid holiday

Health authorities have urged those with chronic diseases and the elderly to get booster doses

UAE reports 2,127 Covid-19 cases; nationwide count scales past 600,000

The death toll has risen to 1,734

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports $6bn annual loss, records first non-profitable year in over three decades

The group reduced the strength of its total workforce by nearly a third to 75,145 employees

Kuwait city

Covid-19: Indian variant detected in Kuwait – health ministry

No details were revealed about how many cases were detected and whether they were found among citizens or expats

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,837 cases, 4 deaths

The nationwide case count stands at 599,823

Oil rallies to 32-month high as rising demand emboldens bulls

The US benchmark is on course for a fifth quarterly advance, which would be the best run since 2010

Covid-19 Vaccine in Dubai

Covid-19: More than 2.3 million people vaccinated in Dubai

Eight out of every 10 people infected with Covid-19 in Dubai have not been vaccinated

Air Arabia Etihad Airways

UAE’s Etihad and Air Arabia to permit mutual transfer of air miles and points

Etihad Guest members will now receive 1 AirReward Point for every 2 Etihad Guest Miles

UAE reports 1,969 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 597,986

Bahrain bans new work permits for people from red list countries

The directive is applicable to those outside the kingdom

Abu Dhabi removes UK from ‘green list’ destinations in latest update

Malta has been added to the list, which includes 28 destinations in total

Hajj 2021

Saudi Arabia to allow only residents and citizens to attend Hajj 2021; limits number of pilgrims to 60,000

The first phase of online registrations for Hajj will be open from June 13-23