Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 3 August 2020

Emirates passengers from these 12 countries now need to undergo Covid-19 tests before flying

People flying to Dubai from Sudan and Nigeria must show test results

Emirates is giving all travellers hygiene kits containing gloves and face masks. Travellers from several destinations must also take a Covid-19 test before boarding Emirates flights. 
Emirates is giving all travellers hygiene kits containing gloves and face masks. Travellers from several destinations must also take a Covid-19 test before boarding Emirates flights. 

Travellers flying to Dubai with Emirates from Sudan and Nigeria need to show negative Covid-19 test results before being allowed to board flights.

The Dubai airline has added the two African countries to a list of 10 existing destinations from which travellers must prove they are coronavirus-free before flying.

Each passenger must produce a negative test certificate that has been issued by an approved laboratory, as specified by UAE authorities, in order to be accepted on to the flight by Emirates staff.

In Nigeria, there are about 50 approved clinics designated by the UAE in several states across the country. In Sudan, travellers can take their test at Alya Hospital, Royal Care Hospital, Fadhell Hospital or Stak Laboratory.

A complete list of approved UAE clinics can be found on the Emirates website.

All certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted by Emirates.

Which destinations are included in Emirates' testing rules?

Emirates has resumed flights to more than 50 destinations as travel restrictions ease. Courtesy Emirates 
Emirates has resumed flights to more than 50 destinations as travel restrictions ease. Courtesy Emirates
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russian Federation
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • USA – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight to Dubai.

Commercial flights to Dubai were grounded in March as part of efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19, but Emirates is rebuilding its network as travel restrictions ease.

Tourists can now travel to Dubai, and Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to more than 50 destinations across six continents.

The Dubai airline has also introduced its A380 superjumbo back into service. The world's largest passenger jet is now flying from Dubai to London and Paris, and will begin operating to Amsterdam from August 1.

Updated: July 15, 2020 04:31 PM

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