Effective 10 July onwards, all passengers travelling with Emirates from the countries or airports specified below have to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory to be accepted on the flight. Where specified, a certificate from a UAE government designated laboratory in the country of origin is also acceptable.
Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure.
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 Dubaipage.
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Do I need to reconfirm my flight?
If you booked your flight after 10 June for travel after 1 July, you don’t need to reconfirm your flight. However, if you booked your flight before 10 June for travel between 1 July and 15 September, you will need to contact Emirates to reconfirm your flight 21 days before your scheduled departure. For bookings made with travel agents, please contact them to make the necessary arrangements
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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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
For checked baggage: