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Dubai airport to reopen for crew changes

Dubai is set to bring major relief to the crew change crunch with news that its airports will reopen to tourists from July 7.

Inchcape Shipping Services in the United Arab Emirates has said via LinkedIn that the company is ready to restart handling crew changes again in the UAE soon.

Ahead of taking a flight passengers will be required to present a recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at the airport.

Dubai is home to one of the world’s largest transit airports and in normal times has acted as a major conduit for crew changes.

The UAE had come in for recent criticism from InterManager, along with Qatar and Singapore, for its failure to deliver crew change solutions.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


    1. Until now 1 July 2020 No any person
      Authorities embassies don’t knows for that something
      I ask and don’t take answer
      All tell me don’t know
      Does mean for my side remain closed the ports

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