Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 23 September 2020

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More than half the Emirates flight network is back: Kuwait and Portugal latest to resume

The Dubai airline will be flying to more than 50 per cent of its pre-Covid network in August

Emirates will resume daily flights from Dubai to Kuwait on August 5. Unsplash
Emirates will resume daily flights from Dubai to Kuwait on August 5. Unsplash

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger flights to Kuwait and Portugal in August, meaning the airline now has a restarted network of 70 destinations.

The Dubai airline will fly daily to Kuwait City from August 5.

To the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, the airline will begin flying on August 16, and will operate three flights per week via a Boeing 777-300.

Emirates will resume flight to Lisbon, Portugal on August 16. 
Emirates will resume flight to Lisbon, Portugal on August 16.

The resumption of flights to these destinations means that the airline is now servicing more than 50 per cent of its pre-pandemic passenger network.

Pre-flight Covid tests

Those flying to Dubai from any destination must have a Covid-19 PCR test before travelling. This applies to UAE citizens, residents and tourists.

It also applies to transit passengers who do not plan to leave the airport.

The airline recently added a list of recognised and approved testing centres around the world where screening for coronavirus via a PCR nasal swab can be done.

"Since Dubai reopened to tourists on July 7, so far the number of new Covid-19 cases across the UAE has remained steady and is on a downward trend," said the airline in a statement.

Emirates flights are operating with enhanced hygiene and safety rules, including compulsory face masks.

Emirates previously announced that it will provide free global Covid-19 cover to passengers for any costs related to the virus. All customers flying on Emirates before October 31, 2020 will receive the cover automatically when booking their flight, conditions do apply however, so best to check the details.

Updated: August 4, 2020 05:21 PM

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