You will get excellent news if you are restricted from booking PIA flights to the UAE and work there. PIA is planning to place mobile testing lab facilities.
You must already know that the UAE is one of those places in the whole world where the number of ex-pats is very high. The majority of them are from Pakistan who books PIA flights to reach there. But because of the COVID-19 and less available testing facilities, many of them cannot get to the UAE. That’s why PIA has planning to place mobile or portable testing labs at the airports to facilitate as many travellers as possible. So, whether you want to book Lahore to Dubai flights or from any other city to the UAE, it’s excellent news for you.
Portable Testing Labs!
With numerous Pakistani ex-pats unable to book PIA online flights to the UAE since the Rapid Test facility is unavailable at airports, PIA in Pakistan has stated that it would soon put up mobile test facilities.
The National Carrier will establish up mobile laboratories on airports to enable UAE-bound passengers to do quick testing before flying. This news is shared by Shahid Mughal, who is Pakistan International Airlines' regional manager.
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Situation Before this Plan!
In former years, Pakistani stranded people searching for a UAE flight with PIA were refused from airports because of the absence of fast airport tests. "All Pakistani airports have no rapid antigen test facilities. Passengers cannot board flights thus. The United Arab Emirates has emphasized that it is carefully following SOPs (standard operating procedures) and bringing passengers to comply with all rules and requirements."
On Thursday, the UAE has permitted fully immunized Pakistani residents and other banned nations to return. However, a rapid test facility in the premises of the departing country airport is necessary for people booking Lahore to Dubai online flights.
A challenge for all the airlines!
All airlines face this problem, as this facility is not provided at any of Pakistan's airports. Importantly, this rapid test must be carried out both within and outside the premises of the airport. This implies the speedy trial is to be carried out four hours before flights to the UAE in the following areas:
- Abu Dhabi
It means that if you book Lahore to Dubai flight tickets, then you’ll have this facility. Some labs in Pakistan provide fast testing facilities. However, this is pointless, as the test does not take place at airports. It’s important to note that you should not make reservations and spend funds on PCRs or other tests unless it is evident that they have recently accounted for fast test airport facilities.