Airblue Is No Longer Accepting Chughtai Labs & IDC COVID-19 Reports for Dubai Flights [Update]

Airblue is no longer accepting Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test reports from Chughtai Labs and Islamabad Diagnostic Center for Dubai flights.

The airline circulated the news through their social media handles, presenting it as an order from the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) aviation authorities.


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Taking to Twitter on Monday, Airblue said:

As advised by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, (only for Dubai flights), PCR test reports issued by Chughtai Laboratories and Islamabad Diagnostic Center are not acceptable anymore.


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The airline mentioned that the directive will be effective from Monday, adding that the COVID test reports from all other laboratories (registered with Pure Health) will be acceptable.

However, a probe revealed that it was only Airblue that stopped accepting results from these laboratories.

Chughtai Laboratories and Islamabad Diagnostic Center are registered with Pure Health, and the Dubai Aviation Authority is accepting their results.


  • It is only for airblue travelers to Dubai. Rest airblue and all other airlines and even DCCA is accepting IDC & chughtai.


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