Emirates has announced it will begin operating to nine destinations starting May 21.
The Gulf carrier will operate scheduled flight services to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne, it said in a release.
Flight are available to book through emirates.com.
Travellers were warned that they will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.
For most, that will involve proof of residency. In the UAE, residents wishing to return to Dubai, approval is required from the Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship (ICA) via the UAE Twajudi Resident service. Quarantines are also in place in many of the destinations: in the UAE, passengers should expect two separate tests as well as a 14-day quarantine when entering the country.
The Melbourne government has stated that all international passengers arriving at Victorian airports must go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the day of their arrival.
“We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer. We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations.”
In addition to the scheduled services, the airline is continuing to work with embassies and consulates to facilitate repatriation flights. This week, flights will operate from Dubai to Tokyo Narita (15 May), Conakry (16 May), and Dakar (16 May).
Emirates is not the only carrier to begin offering non-repatriation passenger flights. Etihad Airways will resume its regular service between the UK and Australia via Abu Dhabi starting May 15, whilst Wizz Air announced it would launch new flights between Abu Dhabi and five European cities in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria starting this June.