Emirates Airline begins limited flights from select countries

By: News Desk      Published: 08:00 PM, 9 May, 2020
Emirates Airline begins limited flights from select countries

Emirates on Saturday announced that it is operating limited passenger flights to carry travellers from selected countries to the UAE, Khaleej Times reported.

The current destinations for return flights include Frankfurt and London Heathrow and the passengers arriving from other countries on Emirates have to undergo a mandatory Dubai Health Authority Covid-19 test upon their arrival in UAE, observe a 14-day compulsory quarantine and a follow up test before their release.

Only those UAE residents are being brought back to Dubai who have received approval the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC).

In addition to Emirates, Etihad on Friday announced that it had opened booking for the UAE residents who are stuck abroad and want to return to the country. It opened booking for UAE residents stranded in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.

The national carrier said residents must obtain approval through Twajudi Resident service and hold a valid residence visa in order to be accepted for travel to the UAE.