The Dubai Carrier, Emirates has announced suspension of several flights in response to the government directives aimed at managing the Covid-19 spread.
The directives came amidst surge in daily infections across the world, due to the emergence of three new Covid strains that originated in the UK, Brazil and South Africa.
Dubai has been further ramping up measures to limit the spread of virus across the country with its recent decisions to suspend live entertainment and non-essential surgeries.
Further, Dubai has been imposing fines on violators of precautionary measures, including issuing fines to those failing to wear a mask at malls.
Here’s the complete list of flight suspension announced by Emirates:
In line with the UK Government’s announcement of travel ban between the UAE and the UK from 29th January, Emirates announced suspension of passenger services between Dubai and all its UK points including Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and London until further notice.
However, British nationals will be allowed to enter the country but, they will have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
The last four flights from the UK to the UAE is expected to arrive in the UAE on 30th January by 12.45am.
In its latest advisory dated 25th January, Emirates has announced further extension on suspension of flights to South Africa. As per the latest notice, the suspension will be in place until 4th February, as per the recent government directives restricting entry of travellers originating from South Africa into the UAE.
Passengers holding tickets with final destinations in South Africa will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin.
Emirates announced temporary suspension of passenger services between Dubai and Sao Paulo from 1st to 10th February, both inclusive. This announcement is due to the current Covid-19 situation.
Emirates Airline has advised the affected customers to get in touch with their booking agent, or contact the airline for rebooking options.