As directed by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emirates will not accept non-Saudi national passengers on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia, with immediate effect and until further notice.
Customers holding tickets with final destinations in Saudi Arabia will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin. Exemptions are Diplomatic passport holders and Health Practitioners and their families.
We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking options. To receive update notifications, customers are requested to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting Manage Your Booking.
As directed by the UK government, Emirates will be suspending passenger services between Dubai and all our UK points – Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester, effective 1300hrs GMT on 29 January 2021 until further notice.
We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking.
Travellers seeking to enter the UK should refer to the UK government website for the latest information on entry requirements and isolation / quarantine arrangements on arrival.
From 2 February 2021, we will operate passenger flights to Dubai from London Heathrow and Manchester. Customers seeking to leave the UK on these services should ensure that they are authorised to travel under the latest UK government rules, and meet the travel requirements of their final destination.
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.
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.
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.
American Hospitals Dubai
Locations at Media City Clinic, Al Barsha Clinic and Al Khawanij Clinic (opening soon) at a rate of AED 150 per person.
Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at AED 250 per person. Test results will be available within 48 hours.
Present a valid ticket or boarding pass (with a departure date within one month of the test date) and ID to take the COVID‑19 PCR test at these rates.
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.