Dubai International (DXB) has received Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation, the programme ensuring the health and safety of passengers and airport workers.

The programme is designed to reassure the travelling public about the safety of airport facilities and the precautions being taken by airports to reduce any risk to their health.

An evaluation process conducted as part of the programme found the precautionary measures being taken by DXB operator, Dubai Airports, to provide a safe airport experience for travellers were in line with the recommended health measures established in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices.

“As one of the world’s leading aviation hubs, DXB had a critical role to play in restoring passenger confidence to enable the resumption of international air travel last year and help kick start the much needed global economic and social recovery,” said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths.

“The crucial first step towards achieving those objectives was the implementation of comprehensive measures that demonstrated to our customers that their health and safety are a top priority for Dubai Airports. Our Dubai Airports team and partners have worked tirelessly to implement these measures and it is rewarding to see our efforts internationally recognised by the ACI.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic last year Dubai Airports, in cooperation with government health authorities and other airport service partners, has implemented a series of comprehensive measures throughout the facilities at DXB to maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and staff.

These stringent measures include fumigation, as well as periodic deep cleaning of airport facilities, facilitating the testing of inbound passengers and vaccination of airport staff, thermal and temperature screening, social distancing markers, providing hand sanitiser stations around the airport, use of protective plexiglass at check-in and immigration counters, availability of PPE and facilities for the safe disposal and handling of biohazard material (PPEs), in addition to increased levels of sanitisation in compliance with international standards as set out by relevant local and federal authorities.

More than four million RT PCR tests have been conducted at DXB, while 110,000 airport staff including nearly 80% of Dubai Airports employees have also been vaccinated at the airport’s vaccination centre.