Emirates Airline has just added 12 Arab countries to its schedule of passenger flights. Bookings can now be made for flights departing Dubai from July 1 to destinations including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan and Sudan. In total, 16 of the airline’s services are set to resume.
However, Emirates has pointed out that this is subject to change, based on the dynamic travel situation.
Emirates said in a statement, “Currently some of our flights are available for booking starting 1 July. However, the situation still remains dynamic and these flight services could be subject to change. We aim to provide our customers with as much notice as possible should there be any changes.”
“Covid-19 flight and travel restrictions remain in place across many countries around the world. We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves, and we hope to resume services as soon as conditions allow. This includes receiving government approvals, the easing of travel restrictions, and commercial demand. We will announce any service resumption when we are in a position to do so”, it added.
Returning to the UAE
Although travellers can book return flights out of Dubai, they should note that they still need official approval to re-enter the UAE at this stage.
UAE residents who are currently stranded outside the UAE may be allowed to return from June 1. But they must register their details and obtain approval first via the smartservices.ica.gov.ae website.
On May 21, Emirates Airline resumed scheduled flights to nine destinations across the world, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago and Toronto. There are also flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
A number of new safety measures for passengers and staff while flying with Emirates. Upon check-in, the airline will give all passengers free hygiene kits. These will include face masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser.
Gloves and masks must be worn at the airport and the face masks are also compulsory on all Emirates flights.