Emirates to resume flights to Casablanca in September
The Dubai airline will serve 14 destinations in Africa as of this month
Emirates has announced it will resume passenger flights to Casablanca this month, bringing the number of destinations it serves in Africa back up to 14.
The Dubai airline will restart flights to the Moroccan city from Friday, September 18, as part of its restored network.
The eight-and-a-half-hour flights to Casablanca will operates three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Flight EK751 will depart Dubai at 7.25am, arriving in Casablanca at 12.45pm local time. EK752 will depart Casablanca at 2.45pm, arriving in Dubai at 1.15am the following day.
"Passengers must meet all the entry requirements to Morocco to be allowed to travel," Emirates said as it announced the news.
Emirates gradually resuming operations
The airline most recently announced it was resuming flights to Moscow, Amman and Bangkok, as well as five cities in Africa – Conakry in Guinea, Dakar in Senegal, Accra in Ghana, Abidjan on the Ivory Coast and Lusaka, Zambia's capital.
Travellers must show a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate before being accepted on any Emirates flight arriving or transiting in Dubai. These tests results cannot be substituted for laser test results or any other type of test.
Last month, Emirates' chief operating officer, Adel Al Redha, said the airline hopes to have its full network of 143 destinations operational by summer next year.
Free Covid-19 travel protection
Emirates is offering free cover for Covid-19 related costs to all travellers on any flight departing between now and October 31, 2020.
Valid for 31 days from the first sector of each journey, it covers travellers for medical costs, quarantine expenses and repatriation costs if they are diagnosed with the virus when travelling.
The cover does not extend to Covid-19 tests and all travellers flying to the UAE must be tested for the virus before flying, from approved clinics where available. Some visitors will undergo secondary tests for the virus at Dubai International Airport.
Passengers leaving Dubai for Europe, or to any destination where it is mandatory, will also need to take another Covid-19 test before they can board a flight.
All travellers are advised to check the latest requirements for their country of origin and their intended destination regularly before travelling because rules and restrictions can change with very little notice.
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Updated: September 11, 2020 02:37 PM