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Travel Requirements updates

Last updated: 12 August 2020, 14:55 Dubai (GMT+4)

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


New guidelines for passengers flying to and from Dubai

Last updated: 12 August 2020, 12:34 Dubai (GMT+4)

If you’re a Dubai resident or a tourist planning to travel to Dubai, you need to follow government guidelines. Find out the process on our Flying to and from Dubai page.


Emirates adds more destinations bringing network to over 70 cities

Last updated: 10 August 2020, 07:30 Dubai (GMT+4)

Latest additional flights for travellers:

  • Boston (from 15 August) Lisbon (16 August)
  • These will bring Emirates’ offering flights for passengers from Dubai to over 70 cities, including existing flights to Addis Ababa, Amman, Athens, Amsterdam, Auckland, Bahrain, Baghdad, Basra, Barcelona, Beirut, Brisbane, Brussels, Cairo, Chicago, Colombo, Copenhagen, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, Kabul, Karachi, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait city, Lahore, Larnaca, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Malé, Manchester, Manila, Milan, Munich, Nairobi, Narita, New York JFK, Osaka, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Peshawar, Prague, Rome, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Seychelles, Sialkot, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tehran, Tunis, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC and Zurich.

Do I need to reconfirm my flight?

You no longer need to reconfirm your flight before you travel. 


Please follow the below link to find everything you need to know about our current network, safety, products, services and travel guidance.


Flight suspension

We don't have any updates at the moment.

Be aware of COVID-19 related phishing email and scams

Last updated: 27 May 2020, 16:45 Dubai (GMT+4)

We’ve been alerted to recent email phishing attacks that contain the subject “Your flight is cancelled: collect your refund”. These are not emails sent from Emirates.

Please be careful to protect your personal information and don’t respond or click on links in such emails. The easiest way to detect a fake email is to look at the email address it was sent from. All official emails from Emirates are sent from one of these two email addresses: or

New baggage rules – baggage screening and smart bags

Last updated: 23 January 2018, 10:14 Dubai (GMT+4)

Updates to checked baggage screening

For your safety, the General Department of Airport Security is required to inspect all checked baggage. Therefore, during the screening process some bags may be opened for further inspection. 

To avoid missing your flight and baggage delays, Dubai International airport, the Dubai Airport Police and Emirates have agreed to a new bag check process in which customers no longer need to be present for the open-bag inspection. Instead, the Dubai Airport Police in the presence of an Emirates representative will open and inspect the bags.

In the case where these inspections are required, your bag(s) will be opened and the contents searched for prohibited items only. Any items found that are prohibited in checked baggage due to safety and security concerns will be confiscated. Please visit our Dangerous Goods page for a full list of prohibited items. 

Upon completion of the inspection process, the contents will be returned to your bag and you will receive a letter from Dubai International airport explaining the reason the bag was opened. In some situations, customers may be requested in person for the bag inspection. For more information, please visit the Dubai International airport website. 

Smart baggage restrictions

In line with IATA regulations, there will be restrictions on smart bags as checked-in or carry-on baggage on all Emirates flights as follows:

For cabin baggage:

  • Smart bags are allowed in the cabin if the battery is removable and within the cabin baggage size and weight limits.
  • The battery can remain installed as long as the smart bag is completely powered off.
  • If the battery is not removable, the smart bag can’t be carried on an Emirates flight.

For checked baggage:

  • Smart bags are allowed in checked baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin.
  • If the smart bag exceeds the cabin baggage size/weight limitations for the route, or the battery is not removable, then the smart bag can’t be carried on an Emirates flight.

Operational changes

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