Dubai residents can now avail of home Covid-19 testing before flying

Home check-in service Dubz has collaborated with Mediclinic to offer the test at home

Dubz, the baggage technology and logistics arm of airport services firm Dnata, has collaborated with Mediclinic to offer the Covid-19 test at home, or any location of a passenger’s choice.

Passengers travelling from Dubai will be able to take the pre-flight Covid-19 test at home, if they book a ‘premium’ service.

Dubz, the baggage technology and logistics arm of airport services firm Dnata, has collaborated with Mediclinic to offer the Covid-19 test at home, or any location of a passenger’s choice, which will give test results within 24 to 48 hours.

Dubz offers a home check-in service for customers, which includes weighing and tagging their baggage and delivery to the airport ahead of their planned flight. The service will also print a boarding pass.

Adapting their service to current requirements, Dubz will offer a Covid-19 test that is carried out by Mediclinic. The swab test will be carried out at home, with samples are tested at a medical laboratory. Passengers testing negative for Covid-19 will receive a medical certificate.

Dubz packages start from AED199. The cost of the Mediclinic test – AED300 – is added to its current home check-in packages.     

“Dubz offers four home check-in packages. The ‘premium experience’ package includes the home testing logistics fee. Customers can add the logistics fee to the other three packages at an additional charge of AED 210 (inclusive of VAT). The testing fee is AED 300 (inclusive of VAT) per passenger,” a Dubz spokesperson told Arabian Business.

At the airport, Dubz customers are met by Marhaba’s meet & greet agents who fast-track them through immigration

“Our partnership with Mediclinic underlines our commitment to ensuring a safe, hassle-free travel experience for customers,” said Omar Abou Faraj, CEO and co-founder of Dubz. “We continue to work hard to deliver innovative solutions that make a difference.”

For more information on the packages, visit Dubz website.  

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