Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 3 August 2020

Where to travel to in August? 63 destinations Emirates will fly to this summer

The Dubai airline is ramping up its flights – see where you can go in the slideshow below

Emirates is not quite back to offering the 157 destinations it served before the coronavirus pandemic, but the Dubai airline's network is gradually making its way.

It is set to serve more than 60 destinations in August, with Stockholm the latest location to be reinstated from August 1.

Others to have recently been added include Athens, Barcelona, Geneva, Glasgow, Larnaca, the Maldives, Munich, Rome and Brussels. You can see the full destination list in the slideshow above.

So, for residents in need of a summer break and change of scenery, there are now plenty of options available, whether it is to the Far East or America, a beach resort for some rest and relaxation or a city for some history and culture.

Passengers are urged, however, to check entry requirements for destinations as these are being constantly updated.

What about flights to India?

Emirates is operating repatriation flights to five Indian cities – Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram – until Sunday, July 26. Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE are able to board the newly announced flights from Dubai.

Emirates said its August destinations do not include the repatriation flights to India previously announced.

Who needs a Covid-19 test before flying to Dubai?

Passengers from 12 countries need to show they are coronavirus-free before heading to Dubai with Emirates. The countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, the 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.

Where can I get a Covid-19 test before returning to the UAE?

An extensive list of clinics and labs have been identified around the world at which travellers can take the test and be issued with a certificate stating they are Covid-free. You can find the list here

The A380 is back in the skies

The superjumbo is back after a four-month hiatus. It is currently flying to Paris and London and will be added to the Amsterdam route from Saturday, August 1.

What is the ticket policy for Emirates flights?

Emirates has revised its booking policies so that customers whose travel plans are disrupted by Covid-19 related flight or travel restrictions can hold on to their ticket for up to 24 months.

They can alternatively request travel vouchers to offset against future Emirates purchases, or request refunds via an online form on Emirates's website or via their travel booking agent.

Updated: July 22, 2020 05:08 PM

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