Emirates Airline has announced the limited one-way flights that will be on offer throughout the month of May, in order for people to return to their home countries.

The Dubai airline announced at the end of April there will be flights available to five international locations. However, the whole of the UAE remains in lockdown with no incoming flights, apart from repatriate flights and cargo planes.

The five destinations include: London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, San Paulo and Manila, and flight dates are as follows:

  • Dubai to London Heathrow: May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14
  • Dubai to Frankfurt: May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13
  • Dubai to Shanghai: May 2
  • Dubai to San Paulo: May 3
  • Dubai to Manila: May 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16

Those who intend to travel must be aware that, per a statement from Emirates Airline: “Only citizens of the destination of countries and those who meet the entry requirements of the destination will be allowed to board.”



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Regular flights with Emirates aren’t likely to resume until at least July, according to an update to flight schedules that was made last month.

Meanwhile, Emirates also recently announced it is putting more measures in place to protect its employees and customers alike against the coronavirus outbreak.

All staff members who come into contact with passengers – this includes cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff  – will now be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear. As well as gloves and a face mask, PPE includes a protective disposable gown to wear over uniforms and a safety visor.

The announcement of further protection methods against COVID-19 comes after Emirates revealed they would now be conducting rapid on-site coronavirus tests for passengers. The tests are conducted in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and results are are available within 10 minutes.

As part of other precautions being taken by Emirates, the airline’s check-in and boarding processes have also been altered with barriers added to check-in desks. Similarly, all passengers must wear masks when in the airport and on-board flights. There are also currently no magazines or print material available, and food and beverage services have been altered to minimise interactions.

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