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Vending machines filled with face masks, gloves and sanitiser installed at Dubai Airport

Travellers can buy medical kits from the two machines in Terminals 2 and 3

Two new PPE vending machines have been installed at Dubai International Airport for passengers. Courtesy Dubai Media Office / Twitter
Two new PPE vending machines have been installed at Dubai International Airport for passengers. Courtesy Dubai Media Office / Twitter

If you’re planning to fly out of Dubai International Airport any time soon, you can get set for a decidedly sanitised getaway.

That’s because the airport has installed new vending machines filled with personal protection equipment for travellers to buy on demand.

“Dubai airports made it easy for travellers to purchase PPE while travelling with the installation of two devices,” Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.

There are two vending machines available to passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport. They are located in the departure areas of Terminal 3 and Terminal 2. Travellers can purchase medical protection kits from these machines before flying.

The kits include a disposable face mask, a pair of gloves and two types of sanitiser. There are also plans to add more products to the kits, including reusable face masks.

All passengers travelling in and out of Dubai International Airport must wear face masks and gloves at all times due to measures in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Most passenger flights in and out of Dubai airport are suspended at the moment, but cargo, repatriation and some scheduled Emirates flights are operating.

Similar machines were installed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last month. Authorities of the American airport said it was the first in the world to offer the PPE machines to passengers.

Updated: June 1, 2020 09:53 PM

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