GREEN SHOOTS.Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations and Dubai International reopens T3
Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations from May 22, including connections between UK and Australia. Current destinations for return flights from 21st May till 30th June include Chicago, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Sydney and Toronto.
Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival in Dubai which includes: a mandatory DHA test on arrival; a mandatory 14 day quarantine and a follow up test before release.
All Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.
The airport has published a series of guidelines for passengers using the terminal, including reminding customers to bring gloves and a face mask with them – failure to do so will result in travellers not being admitted into the terminal building.
Passengers are also requested to arrive at the airport four hours before their flight, but note that you will not be allowed to access the terminal more than four hours before departure (so expect queues at entry with travellers all arriving at the same time). Only those holding tickets for travel will be allowed entry.
The airport says that immigration and security smart gates are currently not in use, and travellers should expect plexiglass screens and social distancing at immigration counters, and thermal screening / temperature checks at gates.