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Dubai Airports not screening for Ebola

Spokesperson insisted it has necessary protocols to deal with passengers who display symptoms

Dubai Airports not screening for Ebola

Dubai Airport will not carry out screening of passengers for the Ebola virus, but insists it has the necessary measures in place to deal with the situation.

New York’s JFK airport began screen passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea last Saturday. Those who arrive from the three West African countries at the US airport are asked questions about their health and are also checked for fever through ‘temperature guns’.

While those type of screenings will not be carried out at Dubai Airport, a spokesperson told Khaleej Times that the airport has the necessary protocols in place to handle a situation where someone displays Ebola symptoms.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely and are in close and regular contact with local health authorities who have oversight on this matter. We have the resources and protocols in place at the airport to deal with any passenger who displays any symptoms,” said the spokesperson.

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Veronica Chapman 5 years ago

It's quite frightening....l do think flights what come from African Countries should be screened,,,,,,,.....,,

Ali 5 years ago

Dubai has become a massive hub for West Africans for procurement purposes and of paramount importance that proper screening be put in place. The fact that many connect from Dubai to other destinations is another concern.

Ryhan 5 years ago

Dubai international airport has a significant number of transit passengers not to mention visitors. Not screening is like ignoring Ebola until it hits an airport like this and affect the city residents. That is a step too late.