Emirates has announced it will resume passenger flights to Kuwait from August 5 and Portugal from August 16, this brings the airlines restarted network to 70 destinations.
The flight to Lisbon will operate three flights per week using a Boeing 777-300
The resumption of flights to these destinations means that the airline is now servicing more than 50 per cent of its pre-pandemic passenger network.
Those flying to Dubai from any destination must have a Covid-19 PCR test before travelling. This applies to UAE citizens, residents and tourists.It also applies to transit passengers who do not plan to leave the airport.
The airline recently added a list of recognised and approved testing centres around the world where screening for coronavirus via a PCR nasal swab can be done.
“Since Dubai reopened to tourists on July 7, so far the number of new Covid-19 cases across the UAE has remained steady and is on a downward trend,” said the airline in a statement.
Emirates flights are operating with enhanced hygiene and safety rules, including compulsory face masks.
Emirates previously announced that it will provide free global Covid-19 cover to passengers for any costs related to the virus. All customers flying on Emirates before October 31, 2020 will receive the cover automatically when booking their flight, conditions do apply however, so best to check the details.