Emirates will fly return trips to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne from 21st May.

Emirates resume flights to 9 destinations from 21st May

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.

This includes an approval from the Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship (ICA) for UAE residents who wish to return to Dubai.

We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitisation.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates chief operating officer

In addition to the scheduled services, Emirates will also continue to operate repatriation flights for visitors and residents wishing to return home.

At Dubai International airport, customers and employees will have their temperatures checked via thermal scanners.

Protective barriers have been installed at check-in counters and gloves and masks are mandatory for all customers and employees at the airport.

In addition, Emirates' cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff, who interact directly with travellers, will don Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Emirates Crew PPE
Emirates Crew wearing PPE

After each journey, Emirates aircraft will undergo enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes.