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Update on flights to/from South Africa until 30 May 2021

Last updated: 14 April 2021, 14:23 Dubai (GMT+4)

Emirates’ flights from South Africa will remain suspended until 30 May 2021, in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE.

Daily passenger flights to Johannesburg will operate as EK763, however outbound passenger services on EK 764 remain suspended.

Customers who have been to or connected through South Africa in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.

Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused. Affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking options. To receive update notifications, customers are requested to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting Manage Your Booking. Customers are also requested to check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements prior to travel.

Emirates remains committed to serving our customers in South Africa, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow. We continue to work closely with all relevant authorities in this regard, and will endeavour to provide our customers with needed support to adjust their travel plans.

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Suspension of flights to and from Nigeria from 18 March 2021

Last updated: 24 March 2021, 16:24 Dubai (GMT+4)

 In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect from 18 March 2021 until further notice.

Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE 

We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking. Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow.

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New requirement for Dubai arrivals from 31 Jan 2021

Last updated: 27 January 2021, 23:30 Dubai (GMT+4)

Effective 31 January 2021, all passengers arriving into Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to time of departure.

UAE nationals are exempt from the above, but will be required to take a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport. 

Passengers arriving into Dubai from certain countries will be required to take another PCR test on arrival at DXB.

Passengers transiting through Dubai must ensure that they comply with the entry requirements of their respective destination country.

Please visit our COVID19 information hub for details of the latest travel requirements.

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Worldwide travel requirements

Last updated: 9 January 2021, 11:02 Dubai (GMT+4)

The travel regulations in each destination are changing frequently. Please check our Travel requirements by destination page for the most recent information before you travel. Customers are required to come to the airport with the appropriate travel documents for their destination.

Find out everything you need to know about travelling during COVID-19 on our COVID-19 information hub.

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More special COVID-19 PCR test rates for Emirates passengers

Last updated: 19 October 2020, 13:35 Dubai (GMT+4)

Emirates has expanded its medical partnerships to offer all passengers exclusive home or office COVID-19 PCR testing rates at the following centres:

 

Al Tadawi Medical Centre

Located at Al Masood building, Airport Road, Port Saeed area, Deira.

The test costs AED 130 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai costs AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.

 

Prime Medical Centres

Locations in Dubai:

Al Qusais Branch, Damascus Street

Premier Diagnostic & Medical Center, Salah Al Din Street

Prime Corp Medical Center, Salah Al Din Street, Deira.

Sheikh Zayed  Branch, Sheikh Zayed Street, near Noor Islamic Bank

Prime Specialist Medical Center Sharjah Branch, King Faisal St, Al Majaz  

Ajman Branch, Grand Mall, Sheikh Khalifa St

The test costs AED 150 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.

You must take the test within the period required by your destination and Emirates will not be responsible if the test results are not released in time for travel. Check our Travel requirements page for the latest information about the test requirements for your destination. And find out everything you need to know about travelling during COVID‑19 on our COVID-19 information hub.