As many people are gearing up for summer travels, Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced a list of 19 destinations where residents will be able to travel to quarantine-free for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

It was announced by the airline that starting from July, over 280 weekly flights will be in operation from Dubai to six key hubs – Europe, the USA, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Mexico.

From June 7, Spain will be the newest destination to be added to the list, allowing UAE residents to visit over 30 cities without having to quarantine, provided travellers are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of departure.

Tourists must have had a vaccination authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or from WHO’s Emergency Use Listing. On arrival, visitors will have to provide proof of vaccination in the form of a certificate. Approved vaccinations include the Pfizer BioNTech, Sinopharm and Oxford/AstraZeneca, all of which are currently available in the UAE.

 

If vaccinated parents are travelling with a child under the age of six, the child will also be allowed entry. Any children over the age of six will have to present a negative PCR test result to be granted entry.

International travellers must also complete the Health Control Form (FCS) online before arrival.

Airport

The full list

Europe

  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Spain
  • France (from June 9)

Middle East

  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Bahrain

Asia

  • Thailand (Phuket – from July 2)
  • Seychelles
  • The Maldives

Africa

  • Morocco
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya

USA

Emirates is currently flying to 11 US destinations, a 12th gateway, Miami, will be added on July 21.

Mexico

Services provided by Emirates will resume to Mexico City from July 2.

For the most up-to-date information ensure you visit the Emirates website before your travels. 

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