Emirates Airline conducts COVID-19 blood tests on passengers

CNN has reported passengers on Dubai-based Emirates Air in conducting COVID-19 blood tests on passengers prior to boarding, the news source said.

According to a statement released by the airline, the first rapid Covid-19 blood tests took place on April 15 at Dubai International Airport, with passengers on a flight to Tunisia all reportedly tested before departure.

The tests were conducted by the Dubai Health Authority at the Group Check-in area of Terminal 3 and results were available within 10 minutes.

Emirates claims to be the world´s first airline to conduct such tests.

The airline has not stated whether any passengers would be refused boarding based on the results of the test. CNN Travel has reached out to Emirates for more info.