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Booking required for laser-based Covid-19 testing at Abu Dhabi-Dubai border

Test costs AED50 and is now available at the last exit on Sheikh Zayed Road before the Ghantoot checkpoint

Booking required for laser-based Covid-19 testing at Abu Dhabi-Dubai border

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee approved a new process in which the service provider will only offer screening based on pre-booked appointments via a new website. 

Authorities have introduced a booking system for the laser-based DPI screening used to test people for Covid-19 at the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border. 

The new Covid-19 screening facility was launched earlier this week, but has proven to be too popular among motorists for the test providers to handle the volume. 

In response, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee approved a new process in which the service provider will only offer screening based on pre-booked appointments via a new website

The test costs AED50 and is now available at the last exit on Sheikh Zayed Road before the Ghantoot checkpoint.

The testing technology was developed by QuantLase Imaging Lab, which is part of the Abu Dhabi-based International Holdings Company (IHC).

The procedure is known as Diffractive Phase Interferometry (DPI), and using lasers to detect coronavirus.

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