ATS Travel facilitates at-home Covid-19 tests

Sharif… advising clients on PCR requirements

Passengers wishing to travel on any airline from the UAE to any destination worldwide can avail of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests at the comfort of their homes or offices in an agreement signed by the Dubai headquartered travel management company (TMC), ATS Travel. This facility will be offered to all the clients of the TMC at a nominal cost, where ATS Travel will facilitate PCR testing for all its clients based on the rules of the destination airport.

“Not all the destinations require PCR testing to be done. Nevertheless, with rules changing dynamically by the day/hour across the globe, it’s important that we, as the TMC, advice our customers of the need for a PCR test and ensure that they are done within the time window stipulated by the destination city/country,” informed Saleem Sharif, Deputy Managing Director of ATS Travel.

In order to ensure that this service is seamless and offered at the right price, ATS Travel has partnered with the pioneers in conducting PCR tests in the UAE – Mediclinic. The agreement covers managing the requirements of all clients across all the Emirates in the UAE. ATS Travel will offer similar services to more than 550 Corporate and Mice clients across 14 countries in the region in the coming days, added Sharif.

ATS Travel is a 43-year-old travel management company owned by Jamal Ghubash Investments, head quartered in Dubai with branches across the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Far East and Indian Subcontinent.   

By offering this service, we aim to offer the right advice about Covid-19 regulations to our clients, making their entire journey from start to finish – stress free. This service will be extended to the clients of 5th Element Events – an events management company fully owned by ATS Travel, added Sharif.

“Mediclinic already has a proven track record in providing safe and efficient at-home PCR testing for air travellers from the UAE, and we are delighted to partner with ATS Travel to provide this service to their clients.  All testing is conducted by qualified health professionals using strict safety protocols and results are processed quickly in Mediclinic’s dedicated Covid-19 testing laboratories in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” commented Dr. Tarek Fathey, Chief Operating Officer, Mediclinic Middle East.