International flights to Dubai to resume in July amidst Coronavirus lockdown. Dubai holidays and business trips are now welcome. Learn about this, date it’s starting and the eligibility requirements.
It was a great year for Dubai and for Emirates airline on aviation when Covid-19 posed a great threat, spreading like wildfire and taking many lives in the first quarter of this year. This forced the UAE, as it did virtually every other country, into local and international lockdowns. Since then, many things about Dubai have tanked. These include city revenue, jobs, searches on Dubai and tourism of course. Expo 2020 Dubai was postponed. Wion reports how the Coronavirus had badly affected Dubai.
On efforts on the pandemic, Dubai has over the forgoing months engaged in several activities. These activities range from testing through city-wide sterilization to the imposition of curfews and amending or lifting them. Flights also resumed in early April for residents and citizens entering the United Arab Emirates city.
After a very challenging period, Dubai has resolved to conditionally open its borders to all Coronavirus-free travelers starting on the 7th of July, 2020. So whether you’re on a business, vacation, immigration or transit trip to Dubai, if you’re not Coronavirus positive, you can visit Dubai starting from July 7th of this year 2020. But that’s not all. See more information below.
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Following this development in Dubai, British Airways has resolved to resume its long-haul services from London to Dubai starting on Friday July 17th, 2020.
The protocols for flying in and out of Dubai were announced under the directives of the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Passengers are required to take a PCR test for Coronavirus and must be negative by this test. Passengers are required to present this result at Dubai International Airport (DXB) when they arrive. If your test shows that you’re Coronavirus negative, you’d good to enter the city observing the Covid-19 caution. You may take the test four days prior to your travel, or before that time.
If you didn’t take the test or you arrived with signs of the Wuhan virus, you will have to be tested at the airport. This means you would be quarantined until the test result is out. Whatever your purpose of traveling to Dubai is, you’re required to sign a statement stating that you will be responsible for any related costs that arise should you have the virus.
All passengers are also required to download the COVID-19 DXB app. The app was launched by the government for the collection of travelers’ details.
Emirates has announced via Twitter on 23th of June that its Airbus A380 fleet will start to function again starting on the 15th of July, 2020: “The iconic Emirates Airbus A380 will return to the skies with flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July”. The fleet of 115 A380s has been parked since late March in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis.
The UAE has informed Air India that the transportation of passengers, whatever the passengers, to the UAE on the repatriation Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights is prohibited. Air India spokesperson revealed, on Wednesday after getting a response from the UAE on this issue, that if any one wishes to fly on a the VBM flights from India to Dubai, they will require “specific approval from the Embassy of the UAE in New Delhi and UAE ministry of foreign affiars and international cooperation (MOFAIC)”.