Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways adds COVID-19 risk-assessment tool to website

It will help you decide whether to fly or not

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways adds COVID-19 risk-assessment tool to website

The UAE's national airline, Etihad Airways, has launched a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool for travellers.

Powered by Medicus AI’s technology, it will give people 22 questions to answer to determine the probability of having contracted coronavirus.

It takes less than five minutes to complete and is based on World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines that are updated daily.

Frank Meyer, chief digital officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We know that health and wellbeing will be a major factor impacting the travel decisions of our guests and are committed to ensuring their continued safety and peace of mind when they choose to travel with Etihad Airways.

"As flying operations begin to resume globally, we want to empower our guests to make informed decisions on travel. Partnering with Medicus AI on this innovative new tool is just one of the ways we are adapting our operations and guest experience to meet the new demands placed on the travel industry as a result of COVID-19.”

Dr Baher Al Hakim, chief executive officer, Medicus AI, said: “We are proud to support Etihad Airways in their efforts to ensure the safety of its passengers and crew as the world returns to normalcy. Our initial efforts at the start of the pandemic were to help provide assessment and monitoring tools, and as needs shift, our efforts have evolved to help our partners bring people back to their day-to-day life in a safe manner.” 

The tool is now available to guests on Etihad.com and soon on the Etihad Airways app. It will be in English, with additional language editions such as Arabic, French, German and Portuguese being added in phases.

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