Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) has announced that Air Arabia will resume a full schedule of passenger flights from Thursday (October 15).

A major entry and exit point to the UAE, the airport is slowly returning to its original capacity and resuming operations following a period of restricted services that was necessary to curtail non-essential travel in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, said an airport media statement.

Passengers flying in and out of the airport will be required to follow protocols aligned to national efforts to control COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the virus.

They must possess adequate health insurance, obtaining a COVID-19 test result no longer than four days before travel and completing a health disclosure form.

Arriving passengers are also required to download the ‘Al-Hosn’ app, undertake a COVID-19 test at airport and self-quarantine at their destination hotel or residence until the results of the test are known.

If found to be positive for coronavirus, visitors and returning residents are obliged to isolate according to Ministry of Health and Prevention guidelines.

“RAK Airport is scaling up its operations to return to its pre-pandemic level of activity,” confirmed Sanjay Khanna, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

“This will enable us to continue serving the community and to support Ras Al Khaimah’s vital tourist, business and logistics sectors, as well as contribute to the UAE’s overall economy and its socioeconomic development.”