Dubai-based Emirates has announced that it will resume scheduled passenger flight services from May 21 to nine destinations.
However the airline will only accept those passengers on these flights who satisfy and comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.
UAE’s flagship airline will operate flights to 9 cities in 8 countries including connecting flights between UK and Australia via Dubai.
These flights will be available for booking on emirates.com.
The nine scheduled destinations are London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, and Melbourne, subject to government approval.
The airline said that they are working closely with authorities to resume flights to more destinations.
UAE residents who wish to return to Dubai need to ensure that they have an approval from the Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship (ICA) via the UAE Twajudi Resident service before they book their flights.
Emirates Support has tweeted this in response to several passengers queries.
Emirates said that they would work in coordination with relevant authorities to implement additional measures at the airport, ensure social distancing and sanitisation.
To ensure health and safety as per the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) directives, the following measures will be in place at Dubai International airport:
- Travellers and employees will have their temperatures checked via thermal scanners.
- Social distancing protocols will be implemented - physical indicators will be placed on the ground and at waiting areas in the airport to ensure travellers maintain a safe distance.
- Protective barriers at check-in counters will provide additional safety during the interaction.
- Gloves and masks will be mandatory for all customers and employees at the airport.
- Emirates' cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff who interact directly with travellers, will don personal protective equipment (PPE) including a protective disposable gown and safety visor.
In addition to the scheduled passenger services, Emirates continues to work closely with embassies and consulates to facilitate repatriation flights to various destinations.