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Airlines Updates

04.08.2020 Emirates starting next this weekend is resuming Airbus A380 service onΒ Dubai – GuangzhouΒ route, replacing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The A380 aircraft operates this route once weekly from 08AUG20.

EK362 DXB0420 – 1545CAN 388 6
EK363 CAN1830 – 2220DXB 388 6

28.07.2020 Etihad Airways in the last few days revised planned operation for September 2020. As of 0800GMT 28JUL20, planned September operation as follows. Ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, as well as passenger traffic rights.

Additional changes remain likely.

Abu Dhabi – Ahmedabad 7 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Amman 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Athens 1 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Bahrain 14 weekly 787-9/A320
Abu Dhabi – Baku 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Bangalore 2 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Bangkok 1 daily 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Barcelona 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Beirut 1 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Belgrade 4 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Brussels 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Cairo 2 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Casablanca 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chennai 2 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Colombo 4 weekly 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Dammam 10 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Delhi 2 daily 777-300ER/787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Dublin 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt 1 daily 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Geneva 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad 2 daily A320/321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Islamabad 2 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Istanbul 1 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Jakarta 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Jeddah 1 daily A320/321
Abu Dhabi – Karachi 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Kochi 2 daily 787-9/A321
Abu Dhabi – Kolkata 1 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Kozhikode 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Kuwait City 14 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Lahore 1 daily 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow 2 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Madrid 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Mahe Island 5 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Manchester 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Manila 1 daily 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Melbourne 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Moscow Domodedovo 4 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Mumbai 2 daily 777-300ER/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Munich 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Muscat 14 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – New York JFK 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Paris CDG 1 daily 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Rabat 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Riyadh 14 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Rome 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Singapore 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Sydney 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Thiruvananthapuram 7 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Tokyo Narita 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Toronto 6 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Washington Dulles 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Zurich 1 daily 787-9

Published on 27.07.2020
Emirates will resume flights to Baghdad, Basra from 10 August

24.07.2020 Emirates on Thursday (23JUL20) filed additional changes to its planned operation on September 2020. Reported on Airlineroute earlier this week, the airline filed preliminary changes for September schedule, with various A380 flights. Latest update sees majority of A380 flights being replaced by 777-300ER.

As of 2330GMT 23JUL20, latest adjustment for August and September 2020 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights. Additional modification for September is still anticipated.

Dubai – Abuja eff 02SEP20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Accra eff 09AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Addis Ababa 3 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 03SEP20)
Dubai – Ahmedabad eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-200LR (9 weekly 777-200LR/-300ER from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Algiers eff 16AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Amman eff 06AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER (2 dailyA380/777-300ER from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Amsterdam 1 daily A380
Dubai – Athens – Newark 1 daily 777-300ER

Dubai – Auckland eff 01SEP20 3 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Baghdad 4 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Bahrain 1 daily 777-200LR/-300ER (4 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Bangalore 2 daily 777-300ER (24 weekly 777-200LR/-300ER from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Bangkok eff 01SEP20 1 daily A380
Dubai – Bangkok – Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai 3 weekly 777-300ER (until 31AUG20)
Dubai – Bangkok – Phnom Penh eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Barcelona 3 weekly 777-300ER (A380 from 02SEP20)
Dubai – Basra 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Beirut 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Birmingham eff 02SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Boston eff 15AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily A380 from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Brisbane 2 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Brussels 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Cairo 2 daily 777-300ER/A380 (3 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Casablanca eff 12AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Cebu – Clark – Dubai 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Chennai eff 01AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Chicago O’Hare 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 28AUG20)
Dubai – Colombo eff 21AUG20 2 weekly 777-300ER (8 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Conakry – Dakar – Dubai eff 01SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Copenhagen 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Dallas/Ft. Worth eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Dammam eff 08AUG20 1 daily 777-200LR/-300ER (4 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Dar es Salaam 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Delhi 2 daily 777-300ER (4 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Denpasar eff 12SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Dhaka 1 daily 777-300ER (2 daily from 01SSEP20)
Dubai – Dublin 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Edinburgh eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Entebbe eff 16AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Fort Lauderdale eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Frankfurt 12 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Geneva 3 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 02SEP20)
Dubai – Glasgow 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Guangzhou 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hanoi 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hong Kong 8 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Houston eff 01SEP20 1 daily A380
Dubai – Hyderabad 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Islamabad 4 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Istanbul eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Jakarta 6 weekly 777-300ER (8 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Jeddah eff 08AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily A380 from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Johannesburg eff 16AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER (2 daily A380/777-300ER from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Kabul 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Karachi 4 weekly 777-300ER (3 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Khartoum 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 02SEP20)
Dubai – Kochi 2 daily 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Kolkata 1 daily 777-300ER (11 weekly from 02SEP20)
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly 777-300ER (8 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Kuwait City 3 daily 777-300ER (5 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Lagos eff 16AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Lahore 4 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Larnaca 3 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Lisbon eff 16AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – London Heathrow 2 daily A380 and 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Los Angeles 4 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily A380 from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Madinah eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Madrid 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Mahe Island 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Male 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Manchester 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Manila 1 daily 777-300ER (2 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Mauritius eff 16AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Melbourne 3 weekly 777-300ER (12 weekly A380/777-300ER from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 777-300ER (until 31AUG20)
Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK eff 01SEP20 1 daily A380
Dubai – Moscow Domodedovo eff 04SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Mumbai 2 daily 777-200LR/-300ER (5 daily A380/777 from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Munich 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Muscat eff 01SEP20 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Nairobi 3 weekly 777-300ER (6 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – New York JFK 1 daily 777-300ER (A380 from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Orlando eff 02SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Osaka Kansai 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Oslo 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Paris CDG 2 daily A380/777-300ER
Dubai – Perth 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Peshawar eff 02SEP20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Phuket eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Porto eff 01SEP20 4 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Prague 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Rio de Janeiro Galeao – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 02SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Rio de Janeiro Galeao – Santiago de Chile eff 01SEP20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Riyadh eff 08AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Rome 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – St. Petersburg eff 02SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – San Francisco eff 01SEP20 1 daily A380
Dubai – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Seattle eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Seoul Incheon 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Sialkot eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Singapore 3 weekly 777-300ER (8 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Stockholm Arlanda 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Sydney 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Sydney – Christchurch 1 daily A380
Dubai – Taipei Taoyuan 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Tehran Imam Khomeini 4 weekly 777-300ER (2 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Thiruvananthapuram 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Tokyo Narita 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01SEP20)
Dubai – Toronto 5 weekly 777-300ER (A380 from 02SEP20)
Dubai – Tunis 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Venice eff 02SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Vienna 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Washington Dulles 4 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily A380 from 01SEP20
Dubai – Zagreb 4 weekly 777-300ER (Reservation for this route is no longer available in Sep/Oct. Zagreb is a summer seasonal destination)
Dubai – Zurich 1 daily 777-300ER

Planned service reductions/cancellations for the period of 01OCT20 – 27MAR21 remains unchanged (cancellations remain in effect immediately):

Dubai – Adelaide 1 daily service cancelled (this route will not be resumed from 28MAR21)
Dubai – Bangkok Nonstop sector reduces from 5 to 4 daily (EK374/375 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Barcelona Nonstop sector reduces from 16 to 14 weekly (Barcelona – Mexico City sector unchanged)
Dubai – Brisbane Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK434/435 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Brussels Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dhaka Reduce from 4 to 3 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dublin Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dusseldorf Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Frankfurt Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK043/044 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Glasgow Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Hamburg Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK061/062 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Hong Kong Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK386/387 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Johannesburg Reduce from 4 to 3 daily (2 daily A380 and 1 daily 777-300ER)
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Lisbon Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER
Dubai – London Gatwick Reduce from 3 to 1 daily upon service resumption, A380 operating
Dubai – London Stansted Reduce from 2 to 1 daily upon service resumption, 777-300ER operating (Overall service for London reduces from 11 to 8 daily)
Dubai – Madrid Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Manchester Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Milan Malpensa Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (Milan Malpensa – New York JFK sector unchanged)
Dubai – Munich Reduce from 3 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Newark 1 daily nonstop service cancelled (1-stop via Athens maintained with 777-300ER)
Dubai – Stockholm Arlanda eff 02DEC20 Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Sydney Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily (EK416/417 777-300ER/A380 cancelled. Sydney – Christchurch sector unchanged)
Dubai – Vienna Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating (EK125/126 777-300ER cancelled)
Published on 22.07.2020
Emirates will resume passenger services to Seychelles from 1 August

Published on 21.07.2020
Etihad resumes Shanghai service from late-July 2020

21.07.2020 Emirates in the last 72 hours filed initial changes to its planned operation for the month of September 2020, as the airline continues to operate reduced service. As of 0900GMT 21JUL20, the airline mostly focuses on frequency revision, instead of aircraft changes, as multiple routes continue to display A380 aircraft service.

Additional changes are expected in the next few days, especially with routes currently displaying A380 service. As noted last week on Airlineroute, various websites reporting selected destinations has been cancelled, however reservation remains available at time this post goes to press.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and passenger traffic rights.

Dubai – Abuja 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Accra 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Addis Ababa 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Ahmedabad 9 weekly 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Algiers 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Amman 3 daily 777-300ER/A380
Dubai – Amsterdam 1 daily A380
Dubai – Athens – Newark 1 daily 777-300ER

Dubai – Auckland 1 daily A380
Dubai – Baghdad 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Bahrain 4 daily 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Bangalore 24 weekly 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Bangkok 1 daily A380
Dubai – Bangkok – Phnom Penh 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Barcelona 3 weekly A380
Dubai – Barcelona – Mexico City 1 daily 777-200LR
Dubai – Basra 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Beirut 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Birmingham 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Boston 1 daily A380
Dubai – Brisbane 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Brussels 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Cairo 25 weekly 777/A380
Dubai – Casablanca 4 weekly A380
Dubai – Cebu – Clark – Dubai 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Chennai 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Colombo 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Conakry – Dakar – Dubai 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Copenhagen 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Dallas/Ft. Worth 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Dammam 28 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Dar es Salaam 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Delhi 28 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Denpasar eff 12SEP20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Dhaka 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Dublin 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Edinburgh 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Entebbe 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Fort Lauderdale 4 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Frankfurt 12 weekly A380/777-300ER
Dubai – Geneva 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Glasgow 4 weekly A380
Dubai – Guangzhou 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hanoi 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hong Kong 8 weekly A380
Dubai – Houston 1 daily A380
Dubai – Hyderabad 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Islamabad 11 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Istanbul 11 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Jakarta 8 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Jeddah 21 weekly A380
Dubai – Johannesburg 2 daily A380
Dubai – Kabul 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Karachi 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Khartoum 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Kochi 2 daily 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Kolkata 11 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur 8 weekly A380
Dubai – Kuwait City 5 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Lagos 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Lahore 10 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Larnaca 3 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Lisbon 3 weekly 777-300ER (service resumes on 16AUG20)
Dubai – London Heathrow 3 daily A380
Dubai – Los Angeles 1 daily A380
Dubai – Madinah 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Madrid 4 weekly A380
Dubai – Mahe Island 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Male 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Manchester 1 daily A380
Dubai – Manila 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Mauritius 2 daily A380
Dubai – Melbourne 2 daily A380
Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK 1 daily A380
Dubai – Moscow Domodedovo 2 daily A380/777-300ER
Dubai – Mumbai 5 daily 777/A380
Dubai – Munich 4 weekly A380
Dubai – Muscat 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Nairobi 6 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – New York JFK 1 daily A380 (Only 1 of 2 daily nonstop service available for reservation)
Dubai – Orlando 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Osaka Kansai 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Oslo 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Paris CDG 2 daily A380
Dubai – Perth 1 daily A380
Dubai – Peshawar 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Phuket 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Porto 4 weekly 777-200LR
Dubai – Prague 3 weekly A380
Dubai – Rio de Janeiro Galeao – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Rio de Janeiro Galeao – Santiago de Chile 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Riyadh 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Rome 1 daily A380
Dubai – St. Petersburg 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – San Francisco 1 daily A380
Dubai – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly A380
Dubai – Seattle 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Seoul Incheon 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Sialkot 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Singapore 8 weekly A380
Dubai – Stockholm Arlanda 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Sydney 1 daily A380
Dubai – Sydney – Christchurch 1 daily A380
Dubai – Taipei Taoyuan 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Tehran Imam Khomeini 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Thiruvananthapuram 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Tokyo Narita 1 daily A380
Dubai – Toronto 5 weekly A380
Dubai – Tunis 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Venice 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Vienna 4 weekly A380
Dubai – Washington Dulles 1 daily A380
Dubai – Zagreb 4 weekly 777-300ER (Reservation for this route is no longer available in Sep/Oct. Zagreb is a summer seasonal destination)
Dubai – Zurich 1 daily A380

Initially reported on Airlineroute on 18JUL20, following planned service reduction previously scheduled to commence on 01SEP20, will now begin on 01OCT20 (cancellations remain in effect immediately):

Dubai – Adelaide 1 daily service cancelled (this route will not be resumed from 28MAR21)
Dubai – Bangkok Nonstop sector reduces from 5 to 4 daily (EK374/375 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Barcelona Nonstop sector reduces from 16 to 14 weekly (Barcelona – Mexico City sector unchanged)
Dubai – Brisbane Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK434/435 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Brussels Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dhaka Reduce from 4 to 3 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dublin Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dusseldorf Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Frankfurt Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK043/044 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Glasgow Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Hamburg Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK061/062 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Hong Kong Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK386/387 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Johannesburg Reduce from 4 to 3 daily (2 daily A380 and 1 daily 777-300ER)
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Lisbon Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER
Dubai – London Gatwick Reduce from 3 to 1 daily upon service resumption, A380 operating
Dubai – London Stansted Reduce from 2 to 1 daily upon service resumption, 777-300ER operating (Overall service for London reduces from 11 to 8 daily)
Dubai – Madrid Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Manchester Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Milan Malpensa Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (Milan Malpensa – New York JFK sector unchanged)
Dubai – Munich Reduce from 3 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Newark 1 daily nonstop service cancelled (1-stop via Athens maintained with 777-300ER)
Dubai – Stockholm Arlanda eff 02DEC20 Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Sydney Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily (EK416/417 777-300ER/A380 cancelled. Sydney – Christchurch sector unchanged)
Dubai – Vienna Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating (EK125/126 777-300ER cancelled)

Published on 20.07.2020
Etihad resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to China

20.07.2020 Emirates in this past week’s schedule update filed schedule changes between 01SEP20 and 27MAR21, as the airline reduces operational frequencies on various routes.

As of 2215GMT 18JUL20, planned service reduction as follows. Additional network adjustment will be filed in the next few weeks.

Dubai – Adelaide 1 daily service cancelled (this route will not be resumed from 28MAR21. This route has been removed, not part of this week’s schedule update)
Dubai – Bangkok Nonstop sector reduces from 5 to 4 daily (EK374/375 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Barcelona Nonstop sector reduces from 16 to 14 weekly (Barcelona – Mexico City sector unchanged)
Dubai – Brisbane Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK434/435 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Brussels Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dhaka Reduce from 4 to 3 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dublin Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Dusseldorf Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Frankfurt Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK043/044 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Glasgow Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Hamburg Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating (EK061/062 A380 cancelled)
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Hong Kong Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (EK386/387 777-300ER cancelled)
Dubai – Johannesburg Reduce from 4 to 3 daily (2 daily A380 and 1 daily 777-300ER)
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Lisbon Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER
Dubai – London Gatwick Reduce from 3 to 1 daily upon service resumption, A380 operating
Dubai – London Stansted Reduce from 2 to 1 daily upon service resumption, 777-300ER operating (Overall service for London reduces from 11 to 8 daily)
Dubai – Madrid Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Manchester Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Milan Malpensa Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily, A380 operating (Milan Malpensa – New York JFK sector unchanged)
Dubai – Munich Reduce from 3 to 1 daily, A380 operating
Dubai – Newark 1 daily nonstop service cancelled (1-stop via Athens maintained with 777-300ER)
Dubai – Stockholm Arlanda eff 02DEC20 Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly, 777-300ER operating
Dubai – Sydney Nonstop sector reduces from 3 to 2 daily (EK416/417 777-300ER/A380 cancelled. Sydney – Christchurch sector unchanged)
Dubai – Vienna Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, A380 operating (EK125/126 777-300ER cancelled)

Published on 17.07.2020
Emirates Airline resumes flights to the Iranian capital Tehran

Published on 15.07.2020
Etihad Airways to resume flights from Pakistan on Thursday

14.07.2020 Emirates in recent weeks continue to revise its planned operation for July and August 2020. As of 13JUL20, planned operation for the period of 15JUL20 – 31AUG20 as follows. Various travel restriction continues to impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights, and additional modifications remain possible.

Dubai – Accra eff 02AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Addis Ababa eff 01AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Ahmedabad eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-200LR
Dubai – Algiers eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Amman eff 01AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER/A380
Dubai – Amsterdam 6 weekly 777-300ER (1 Daily from 21JUL20, A380 replaces 777 from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Athens 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 Daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Baghdad eff 01AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Bahrain 1 daily 777-300ER (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Bangalore 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Bangkok eff 01AUG20 1 daily A380
Dubai – Bangkok – Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai 4-5 weekly 777-30ER (3 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Basra eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Beirut 1 daily 777-300ER (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Boston eff 15AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Brisbane 1 weekly 777-300ER (2 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Brussels 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Cairo 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01AUG20, including A380 operating 4 times weekly)
Dubai – Casablanca eff 12AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Cebu – Clark – Dubai eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Chennai eff 01AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Clark 3 weekly 777-300ER (until 31JUL20)
Dubai – Colombo eff 01AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Copenhagen 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 03AUG20)

Dubai – Dakar – Conakry – Dubai 1 weekly 777-300ER (until 30JUL20)
Dubai – Dammam eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-200LR/-300ER
Dubai – Dar es Salaam eff 01AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Delhi 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Dhaka 4 weekly 777-300ER (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Dublin 3 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Entebbe eff 02AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Frankfurt 12 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Geneva 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Glasgow 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Guangzhou eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hanoi 3 weekly 777-300ER (-200LR from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh City 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hong Kong 8 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Hyderabad eff 01AUG20 3 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Islamabad 5 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Istanbul eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Jakarta 3 weekly 777-300ER (6 weekly from 03AUG20)
Dubai – Jeddah eff 01AUG20 2 daily A380
Dubai – Johannesburg eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Kabul 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Karachi 8 weekly 777-300ER (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Khartoum 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Kochi 2 daily 777-300ER (777-200LR/-300ER from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Kolkata eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Kuwait City 1 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Lagos eff 02AUG20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Lahore 8 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Larnaca 3 weekly 777-300ER (-200LR from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Lisbon eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – London Heathrow 2 daily 777-300ER and 1 daily A380 (2 daily A380 and 1 daily 777 from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Los Angeles eff 22JUL20 2 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Madrid 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Mahe Island eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Male 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 04AUG20)
Dubai – Manchester 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Manila 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Mauritius eff 16AUG20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Melbourne 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Milan Malpensa 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK 2 weekly 777-300ER until 31JUL20
Dubai – Mumbai 3 daily 777-300ER (1 of 3 daily by A380 from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Munich 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Nairobi 6 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – New York JFK 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Osaka Kansai 4 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Paris CDG 2 daily A380/777-300ER
Dubai – Perth 1 wekely 777-300ER (2 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Prague eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Riyadh eff 01AUG20 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Rome 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Sialkot 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Singapore 5 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Sydney 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Taipei Taoyuan 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20)

Dubai – Tehran Imam Khomeini eff 17JUL20 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Thiruvananthapuram 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 777-300ER (5 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Toronto 5 weekly 777-300ER (A380 from 01AUG20)
Dubai – Tunis 3 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Vienna 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Washington Dulles 2 weekly 777-300ER (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Dubai – Zurich 1 daily 777-300ER

Emirates plans to resume A380 scheduled operation on 15JUL20. The following is A380 operation between 15JUL20 – 31AUG20.

Dubai – Amman eff 01AUG20 EK903/904
Dubai – Amsterdam eff 01AUG20 EK147/148
Dubai – Bangkok eff 01AUG20 EK376/377
Dubai – Cairo eff 01AUG20 EK923/924 (4 weekly)
Dubai – London Heathrow
eff 15JUL20 EK001/002
eff 01AUG20 EK003/004

Dubai – Mumbai eff 01AUG20 EK500/501
Dubai – Paris CDG eff 15JUL20 EK073/074
Dubai – Toronto eff 01AUG20 EK241/242 (5 weekly)
08.07.2020 Etihad as of Monday (06JUL20) extended interim schedule into August 2020, as the airline schedules up to 53 routes by the first week of August 2020.

Due to various travel restrictions, planned operation remains subject to change, including the airline’s passenger traffic rights.

Abu Dhabi – Amman eff 16JUL20 1 daily A320 (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam 3 weekly 787-10 (4 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Athens 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Bahrain 2 weekly 787-9 (1 daily A320/787 from 13JUL20, 13 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Baku eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Bangalore eff 01AUG20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Barcelona 4 weekly 787-9 (5 weekly from 05AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Beirut eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Belgrade eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320 (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Brussels 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 05AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Cairo 1 daily 787-9 (2 daily from 16JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Casablanca eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chennai eff 01AUG20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chicago O’Hare 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 16JUL20, 5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Colombo 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Delhi eff 01AUG20 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dublin 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 05AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Geneva 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 06AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad eff 01AUG20 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Islamabad 2 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Istanbul eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Jakarta 5 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 03AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Karachi 3 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Kochi eff 01AUG20 2 daily A321
Abu Dhabi – Kozhikode eff 01AUG20 1 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Lahore 2 daily A320/777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-10 (2 daily 787-9/-10 from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Madrid 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 05AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Mahe Island eff 03AUG20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Male eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Manchester eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Manila 5 weekly 777-300ER (1 daily from 20JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Melbourne 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 787-9 (787-10 from 12JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Moscow Domodedovo eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Mumbai eff 01AUG20 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Munich eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 01AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Muscat eff 01AUG20 16 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – New York JFK 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 17JUL20, 5 weekly from 03AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Paris CDG 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Rabat eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Riyadh eff 01AUG20 16 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Rome eff 01AUG20 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Singapore 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Sydney 3 weekly 787-9 (4 weekly from 07AUG20)
Abu Dhabi – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Toronto 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Washington Dulles eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Zurich 5 weekly 787-9 (6 weekly from 06AUG20)

Published on 13.07.2020
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi schedules October 2020 launch

Emirates in late-June 2020 revised planned operation to New Zealand, for the month of July 2020. From 01JUL20 to 31JUL20, the airline will operate 1-stop Dubai – Bangkok – Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai routing with 777-300ER, replacing nonstop with 777-200LR. Service is reduced from 7 to 4 weekly in July 2020.

EK448 DXB0745 – 1720BKK1835 – 1040+1AKL 77W x356
EK449 AKL1650 – 1855BNE2025 – 0430+1DXB 77W x157

The airline does not have local traffic rights for Bangkok – Auckland and Auckland – Brisbane sector.

Published on 07.07.2020
Etihad Airways to resume wider network of flights as UAE travel restrictions eased
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to Launch Operations July 14

Published on 06.07.2020
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start operations on July 14 with flights to Egypt

01.07.2020
Etihad in the last
few days further revised planned operation for the month of July 2020, featuring up to 44 routes by mid-July 2020. As of 0900GMT 30JUN20, planned operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights, and further modification is likely.

Abu Dhabi – Amman eff 16JUL20 1 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam 3 weekly 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Athens 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Bahrain 2 weekly 787-9 (1 daily A320/787 from 16JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Bangalore eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Barcelona 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Beirut eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Belgrade eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Brussels 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Cairo eff 16JUL20 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chennai eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chicago O’Hare 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Colombo 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Delhi eff 16JUL20 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dublin 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Geneva 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad eff 16JUL20 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Islamabad 2 weekly A321
Abu Dhabi – Istanbul eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Jakarta 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Karachi 3 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Kochi eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321
Abu Dhabi – Kozhikode eff 16JUL20 1 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Lahore 2 daily A320/777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Madrid 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Male eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Manchester eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Manila 5 weekly 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Melbourne 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 787-9 (787-10 from 16JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Mumbai eff 16JUL20 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Munich eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – New York JFK 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Paris CDG 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Singapore 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Sydney 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Toronto 1 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Abu Dhabi – Zurich 5 weekly 787-9

Published on 30.06.2020
Etihad July 2020 operations as of 0900GMT 30JUN20

28.06.2020
flydubai from July 2020 plans to resume scheduled passenger operation, initially operating 24 routes. Most of the airline’s service will resume on 07JUL20, however selected routes are available for reservation during the first week of July 2020, mainly operating on scheduled charter basis.

Planned operation listed below, operated by Boeing 737-800, remains likely to change.

Dubai – Addis Ababa eff 03JUL20 1 weekly (3 weekly from 10JUL20)
Dubai – Almaty eff 07JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Amman eff 04JUL20 1 daily
Dubai – Baku eff 16JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Beirut eff 02JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Belgrade eff 02JUL20 1 weekly (3 weekly from 09JUL20)
Dubai – Borg el Arab eff 02JUL20 3 weekly (4 weekly from 09JUL20, 2 daily from 16JUL20)
Dubai – Bucharest eff 10JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 19JUL20)
Dubai – Dubrovnik eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Dubai – Isfahan eff 07JUL20 2 weekly
Dubai – Juba eff 10JUL20 2 weekly
Dubai – Kabul eff 07JUL20 1 daily
Dubai – Khartoum eff 01JUL20 1 daily
Dubai – Krakow eff 04JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 09JUL20)
Dubai – Kyiv Borispil eff 08JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Lar eff 09JUL20 2 weekly
Dubai – Nur-Sultan eff 07JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Prague eff 04JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Sarajevo eff 08JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Shiraz eff 07JUL20 2 weekly
Dubai – Sofia eff 03JUL20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 10JUL20)
Dubai – Tbilisi eff 16JUL20 3 weekly
Dubai – Tehran Imam Khomeini eff 07JUL20 1 daily
Dubai – Yerevan eff 15JUL20 4 weekly

Published on 24.06.2020
Emirates temporarily suspends flights from Pakistan after passengers test positive for coronavirus, Pakistan-bound flights still operating
Flydubai will begin to resume regular scheduled flights from 7 July

23.06.2020 Etihad Airways in the last few days filed additional changes to its planned service in July 2020, from 01JUL20 to 23JUL20. Planned operation as of 20JUN20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights and planned operational frequency and aircraft. Selected routes are listed in timetable, but not available for reservation.

Abu Dhabi – Amman 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Athens 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Bahrain 3 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Baku eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Abu Dhabi – Bangalore eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Bangkok 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Barcelona 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Beijing Capital 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Beirut eff 18JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Belgrade eff 18JUL20 3 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Brussels 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Cairo 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chennai eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321/787-9
Abu Dhabi – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Colombo 2 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Delhi eff 16JUL20 2 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dublin 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf eff 16JUL20 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Geneva 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad eff 16JUL20 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Islamabad 2 daily A321
Abu Dhabi – Istanbul 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Jakarta 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Karachi 2 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Kochi eff 16JUL20 2 daily A321
Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Kuwait City 3 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Lahore 2 daily A320/777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Madrid 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Mahe Island eff 17JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Male eff 17JUL20 2 weekly A320
Abu Dhabi – Manchester eff 16JUL20 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Manila 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Melbourne 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Moscow Domodedovo 1 daily A321
Abu Dhabi – Mumbai eff 16JUL20 2 daily 787-9/-10
Abu Dhabi – Munich eff 16JUL20 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Muscat 3 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – New York JFK 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Paris CDG 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Riyadh eff 16JUL20 3 daily A320
Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon 1 daily 787-10
Abu Dhabi – Singapore 4 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Sydney 1 daily 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Toronto 5 weekly 787-9
Abu Dhabi – Zurich 1 daily 787-9
Published onΒ 09.06.2020

Emirates has received approval for flights to Kabul from 25 June

 

06.06.2020

Emirates on Thursday (04JUN20) announced the expanded interim schedule for the second half of June 2020, as the airline adds 16 routes from 15JUN20. The airline starting next week will also resume passenger service for Pakistan market, although only departures from Pakistan is available for reservation.

In yesterday’sΒ AirlinerouteΒ report, it only highlighted the airline’s operation on 9 routes between 15JUN20 and 30JUN20, as the airline did not open reservation hours at time the post was published. Planned operation remains subject to change, pending on various travel restrictions.

Dubai – AmsterdamΒ eff 17JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – BahrainΒ 
eff 15JUN20Β 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – BrisbaneΒ eff 18JUN20Β 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Chicago O’HareΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – CopenhagenΒ eff 19JUN20Β 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – DublinΒ eff 17JUN20Β 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – FrankfurtΒ eff 15JUN20Β Increase from 4 weekly to 1 daily, 777-300ER
Dubai – Hong KongΒ eff 16JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – IslamabadΒ eff 10JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – JakartaΒ eff 18JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – KarachiΒ eff 08JUN20Β 1 daily (2 daily from 15JUN20)
Dubai – Kuala LumpurΒ eff 17JUN20Β 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – LahoreΒ eff 08JUN20Β 5 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – London HeathrowΒ eff 15JUN20Β Increase from 1 to 2 daily. 777-300ER
Dubai – MadridΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – ManchesterΒ eff 17JUN20Β 2 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – MelbourneΒ 
3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Milan MalpensaΒ 
3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – New York JFKΒ eff 15JUN20Β 4 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Paris CDGΒ eff 15JUN20Β Increase from 4 weekly to 1 daily, 777-300ER
Dubai – PerthΒ eff 17JUN20Β 1 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Seoul IncheonΒ eff 18JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – SingaporeΒ eff 17JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – SydneyΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Taipei TaoyuanΒ eff 17JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – TorontoΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – ViennaΒ eff 18JUN20Β 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – ZurichΒ eff 16JUN20Β 4 weekly 777-300ER

Published onΒ 05.06.2020

Emirates 15-30JUN20 operations as of 05JUN20

Emirates further delay Croatia restart

 

04.06.2020 Etihad Airways is today launching a network of connecting flights between 20 cities. Via connections in Abu Dhabi, Etihad passengers will be able to travel between 11 cities in Europe, and nine cities in Asia and Australia. Etihad’s network of connecting flights will be effective from June 10th.

04.06.2020 Emirates in the last few days filed additional changes to its operation for the period of 15JUN20 – 30JUN20, as the airline increases limited service to Europe (Frankfurt, London Heathrow and Paris CDG). Planned operation as ofΒ 0800GMT 04JUN20Β as follows.

Dubai – Chicago O’HareΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – FrankfurtΒ 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – London HeathrowΒ 2 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – MadridΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – MelbourneΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Milan MalpensaΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – Paris CDGΒ 1 daily 777-300ER
Dubai – SydneyΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER
Dubai – TorontoΒ 3 weekly 777-300ER

Etihad Airways is today launching a network of connecting flights between 20 cities. Via connections in Abu Dhabi, Etihad passengers will be able to travel between 11 cities in Europe, and nine cities in Asia and Australia. Etihad’s network of connecting flights will be effective from June 10th.

Published on 02.06.2020
Emirates July – October 2020 operations as of 02JUN20

Published on 31.05.2020
Emirates Airline adds 12 more countries to its schedule; bookings available for flights departing from Dubai from 1 July

Published on 27.05.2020
Coronavirus passengers support and guidance

Published on 25.05.2020
Emirates July – October 2020 operations as of 25MAY20

Etihad adds special flights in May and June to and from Abu Dhabi
Emirates resumes 9 passenger routes from 21MAY20 (DXB-ORD, FRA, MAD, MEL, MXP, CDG, SYD, YYZ)

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Open for travel from United Arab Emirates
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates, unless they hold health insurance and a self declaration health form.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they hold a special form of their itinerary and have downloaded and activated the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s ALHOSN app on their mobile phones:
    • Nationals of the United Arab Emirates, provided they hold a return permit from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship’s (ICA) website here prior to travel,
    • Residents of the United Arab Emirates, provided they have completed the registration of “Residents’ Entry Permit” here or here prior to travel,
    • Passengers entering the United Arab Emirates through Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), Dubai International Airport (DXB) or Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC),
    • Crew members,
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Flight Restrictions

published 15.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals of United Arab Emirates.
– This does not apply to residents of United Arab Emirates.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists to Dubai (DXB).
– This does not apply to nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia with a United Arab Emirates Identity Card arriving at Dubai (DXB).
2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.
3. Residents of United Arab Emirates:
– must have a Resident Entry Permit obtained before departure at smartservices.ica.gov.ae; and
– are subject to medical screening and quarantine; and
4. A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).
5. Passengers traveling as tourists arriving at Dubai (DXB) must have:
– health insurance, and
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. If they don’t have the certificate, they are subject to a PCR test on arrival. If the test result is positive, they are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
6. Passengers arriving at Dubai (DXB) must download and register the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
7. Passengers and airline crew arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Travellers will need to complete the quarantine undertaking form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form-july.pdf] given on board if Dubai is their final destination. This form must be handed to the Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.
Travellers must also declare at check-in that they have health insurance or will bear the costs for treatment and isolation if required.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Presenting a negative coronavirus disease (COVID-19) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test compulsory for all arriving and transit flight passengers in the UAE from August 1. Authorities also require negative tests to be dated within the prior 96 hours of arrival in the country and to be carried out by a recognized laboratory. The measure will apply to Emirati citizens, tourists, and residents, regardless of which country they depart from; however, children with moderate or severe disabilities and those aged 11 or under are exempt from this requirement.

Travelers going to Abu Dhabi must first get approval from the UAE authorities and should continue to apply online on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website. They will also need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departur

From 1 August 2020, you must also take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai if you travelled from any of the points of origin listed here: Afghanistan, Armenia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Montenegro, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan,
USA, Uzbekistan. If the test result is positive, you must follow the advice of the Dubai Health Authority and stay in self-isolation.

All travellers to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must complete a health declaration form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-health-declaration-form.pdf] and give it to the staff at check-in.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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  • United Arab Emirates The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from the UAE.The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 1 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 test in the country they are currently in and have a negative result before travelling to the UAE. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. The test must be registered and carried out at one of the UAE-approved testing centres that are listed on the COVID-19 Screening Registration website [https://screening.purehealth.ae/application]. The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE. Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities will be exempted from the test requirement. Those entering the country may also be asked to take a further PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and to complete a period of self-isolation.
    **Dubai: Visitors are able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website [https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols].including information about testing on arrival and quarantine. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf] and a Quarantine Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form.pdf]. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and with effect from 1 August, must show that they have had a negative PCR COVID-19 test a maximum of 96 hours before arrival. All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine. Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
    **Abu Dhabi: Travelers going to Abu Dhabi must first get approval from the UAE authorities and should continue to apply online on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website. They will also need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Coronavirus cases continue to be recorded in the UAE and public health measures are in place in response to the outbreak. These can vary between Emirates and the ease of movement between regions is affected. The local rules may change, including at short notice. Since 2 June movement to and from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been restricted although movement within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is allowed. You will need to have received a negative a PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to entering the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by land from elsewhere in the country. While most shops, restaurants and supermarkets, and some tourist, cultural and leisure attractions and religious establishments are open, there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks is mandatory when away from your home. This also applies to visitors staying in hotels when they are not in their room. All schools in the UAE are now closed for the remainder of this academic year. Many events have been cancelled.

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    30.07.2020
  • United Arab Emirates The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from the UAE.The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 1 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 test in the country they are currently in and have a negative result before travelling to the UAE. The test must have been carried out within 96 hours of arrival. The test must be registered and carried out at one of the UAE-approved testing centres that are listed on the COVID-19 Screening Registration website [https://screening.purehealth.ae/application]. The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE. Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities will be exempted from the test requirement. Those entering the country may also be asked to take a further PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and to complete a period of self-isolation.
    **Dubai: Visitors are able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website [https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols].including information about testing on arrival and quarantine. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf] and a Quarantine Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form.pdf]. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and with effect from 1 August, must show that they have had a negative PCR COVID-19 test a maximum of 96 hours before arrival. All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine. Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
    **Abu Dhabi: Travelers going to Abu Dhabi must first get approval from the UAE authorities and should continue to apply online on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website. They will also need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved lab listed on https://screening.purehealth.ae.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Coronavirus cases continue to be recorded in the UAE and public health measures are in place in response to the outbreak. These can vary between Emirates and the ease of movement between regions is affected. The local rules may change, including at short notice. Since 2 June movement to and from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been restricted although movement within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is allowed. You will need to have received a negative a PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to entering the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by land from elsewhere in the country. While most shops, restaurants and supermarkets, and some tourist, cultural and leisure attractions and religious establishments are open, there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks is mandatory when away from your home. This also applies to visitors staying in hotels when they are not in their room. All schools in the UAE are now closed for the remainder of this academic year. Many events have been cancelled.

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    29.07.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Visitors are able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Commercial flights are now operating to and from the United Arab Emirates. The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from the UAE.The UAE authorities have stated that with effect from 1 August, all citizens, returning residents, transit passengers and tourists have to undertake a COVID-19 test in the country they are currently in and have a negative result before travelling to the UAE. The test must have been carried out within 96 hours of arrival. The test must be registered and carried out at one of the UAE-approved testing centres that are listed on the COVID-19 Screening Registration website [https://screening.purehealth.ae/application]. The test result is required for travellers from all countries arriving at all airports in the UAE. Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities will be exempted from the test requirement. Those entering the country may also be asked to take a further PCR COVID-19 test on arrival and to complete a period of self-isolation.
    Visitors are able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website [https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols].including information about testing on arrival and quarantine. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf] and a Quarantine Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form.pdf]. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and with effect from 1 August, must show that they have had a negative PCR COVID-19 test a maximum of 96 hours before arrival. All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine. Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable or a hotel, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Coronavirus cases continue to be recorded in the UAE and public health measures are in place in response to the outbreak. These can vary between Emirates and the ease of movement between regions is affected. The local rules may change, including at short notice. Since 2 June movement to and from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been restricted although movement within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is allowed. You will need to have received a negative a PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to entering the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by land from elsewhere in the country. While most shops, restaurants and supermarkets, and some tourist, cultural and leisure attractions and religious establishments are open, there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks is mandatory when away from your home. This also applies to visitors staying in hotels when they are not in their room. All schools in the UAE are now closed for the remainder of this academic year. Many events have been cancelled.

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    28.07.2020
  • United Arab Emirates ABU DHABI, 22nd July, 2020 (WAM) — The UAE has announced that COVID-19 test will be mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers, including Emiratis, residents, and tourists, arriving via the country’s airports, irrespective of the countries they are coming from.

    The decision to apply prior testing on all those coming to the country shall be applied as of 1st August without impingement on the mandatory testing measures that travellers have to follow upon arrival at the country’s airports.

    According to a joint statement by the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority, NCEMA, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MOFAIC, all passengers travelling thru the country’s airports to the EU countries and the UK, as well as other countries that require PCR test, have to get tested prior to boarding their respective planes.

    The announcement is in line with the country’s efforts to protect the health and safety of its citizens and residents and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

    Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities will be exempted from the test requirement, which has 96 hours of validity from the date of testing.

    NCEMA and MoFAIC highlighted the necessity for all airlines operating in the UAE to comply with these requirements.

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    26.07.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai hotels set to reopen for foreign visitors on Tuesday, 7 July (Reuters, 07.07.2020). The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) suspends flights from Pakistan effective Monday 29 June. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Starting June 15, Emirates Airlines recommenced passenger flights.
    Transiting passengers through a UAE airport to another destination, will need to check with the carrier before travelling.
    UAE residents can now return to the UAE and visitors can go to Dubai. Some foreign residents, including British Nationals, are being allowed to return to the UAE based on criteria set by the UAE authorities. Residents who wish to return to the UAE, apart from Dubai, will have to get approval from the UAE authorities and should continue to apply online on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website. This website is not always available from Microsoft Internet Explorer so you should use another web browser such as. Google Chrome or Firefox. From 22 June there is a separate process for Dubai residents which is outlined below.Applications will be assessed by the UAE authorities based on their own criteria and, if approved, you will be issued with a unique reference number. The government of Dubai announced new procedures on 21 June for returning residents. Dubai residents overseas will be able to return to the Dubai from 22 June and Dubai residents within Dubai will be able to travel overseas from 23 June. Further information about what returning residents need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website including information about testing on arrival and quarantine.Dubai Residents must apply for a permit to return on the Dubai Government General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs website. Before they fly returning residents will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors will be able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website including information about testing on arrival and quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities until29 June. (The National, 22.06.2020)
    Coronavirus cases continue to be recorded in the UAE and public health measures are in place in response to the outbreak. These can vary between Emirates and the ease of movement between regions is affected. The local rules may change, including at short notice. You should check them carefully before you travel and while you are here, and ensure you comply.You should comply with any additional measures put in place by the local authorities. The UAE authorities have stated that any violation of instructions and procedures put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be treated as a crime punishable by law. Since 2 June movement to and from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been restricted although movement within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is allowed.To enter Abu Dhabi, individuals must presentation a COVID test conducted in the last 48 hours from an approved facility or schedule an appointment for a laser blood test. These regulations may change. While most shops, restaurants and supermarkets, and some cultural and leisure attractions and religious establishments are open, there are restrictions and requirements in place to help contain the disease. Tourist and cultural sites have begun reopening with additional safety measures in place including social distancing and the wearing of face masks. All schools in the UAE are now closed for the remainder of this academic year. Many events have been cancelled. If you are planning to attend a specific event in the UAE, check with the organisers.

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    16.07.2020
  • United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) announced yesterday that it would temporarily suspend flights from Pakistan in light of its worsening COVID-19 situation. This suspension, effective Monday 29 June, will stand until a laboratory is set up for COVID-19 tests. (Simple Flying, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Starting June 15, Emirates Airlines recommenced passenger flights.
    Transiting passengers through a UAE airport to another destination, will need to check with the carrier before travelling.
    UAE residents can now return to the UAE. The β€―UAE β€―confirmed that β€―residency visa, β€―entry permits and Emirates IDs β€―expiring after March 1, 2020 β€―will automatically be extended with no fees until the end of 2020. The extension applies to residency visa holders that are both in the UAE and outside of the UAE.
    Visitors will be able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website [https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols] including information about testing on arrival and quarantine. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and must show that they have had a negative PCR Covid-19 test a maximum of four days before their departure date. If they do not have a test result or are showing symptoms of Covid-19, they will be tested at Dubai airport. All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf] and a Quarantine Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form.pdf]. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the Covid-19 DXB App.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/

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    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities until29 June. (The National, 22.06.2020)
    The Government of the UAE has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced screening and quarantine measures. Schools and universities are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Sporting events, festivals, and large gatherings have been banned. Religious services have also been suspended. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations remain open. The UAE government is relaxing some restrictions at some malls, markets, and other businesses. Individuals should continue to practice vigilance and wear masks and gloves, while practicing appropriate social distancing. UAE health authorities are urging all returned travelers to the UAE to practice self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are also urging all residents to stay home. The Ministry of Interior and National Emergency and the Crisis and Disasters Management Authority urged UAE citizens, residents, and visitors to limit trips outside the home except for essential movement. Visit the UAE Ministry of Health COVID-19 website for updated information [https://www.mohap.gov.ae/en/AwarenessCenter/Pages/COVID-19.aspx]
    The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic announced a ban on the movement entering and exiting the emirate and between its regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Al Dhafra) starting Tuesday June 2. On June 15, they announced the ban would continue for a third week, with the possibility of an extension. Abu Dhabi’s curfew from 10 pm-6 am is still in effect. On June 17, they announced citizens and residents may leave Abu Dhabi without a permit, but a permit must be obtained to re-enter. Individuals may apply for a moving permit to leave during curfew hours or to re-enter Abu Dhabi.Additionally, the Dubai government announced business activities will continue to gradually reopen, with social distancing guidelines and mandatory use of masks, including while outdoors, still in effect. For more information on movement restrictions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai [https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/coronavirus-restrictions-what-dubai-and-abu-dhabi-residents-can-and-can-t-do-1.1024854]. On May 18, the UAE Attorney General announced that individuals failing to follow rules and regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19 will face additional fines varying from 1000-100,000 Emirati dirhams.[

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    29.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Starting June 15, Emirates Airlines recommenced passenger flights.
    Transiting passengers through a UAE airport to another destination, will need to check with the carrier before travelling.
    UAE residents can now return to the UAE. The β€―UAE β€―confirmed that β€―residency visa, β€―entry permits and Emirates IDs β€―expiring after March 1, 2020 β€―will automatically be extended with no fees until the end of 2020. The extension applies to residency visa holders that are both in the UAE and outside of the UAE.
    Visitors will be able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website [https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols] including information about testing on arrival and quarantine. Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling and must show that they have had a negative PCR Covid-19 test a maximum of four days before their departure date. If they do not have a test result or are showing symptoms of Covid-19, they will be tested at Dubai airport. All visitors to Dubai must adhere to all public health measures issued by the Dubai authorities including any requirements to quarantine. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf] and a Quarantine Form [https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/dubai-arrivals-quarantine-procedure-declaration-form.pdf]. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the Covid-19 DXB App.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/

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    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities until29 June. (The National, 22.06.2020)
    The Government of the UAE has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced screening and quarantine measures. Schools and universities are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Sporting events, festivals, and large gatherings have been banned. Religious services have also been suspended. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations remain open. The UAE government is relaxing some restrictions at some malls, markets, and other businesses. Individuals should continue to practice vigilance and wear masks and gloves, while practicing appropriate social distancing. UAE health authorities are urging all returned travelers to the UAE to practice self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are also urging all residents to stay home. The Ministry of Interior and National Emergency and the Crisis and Disasters Management Authority urged UAE citizens, residents, and visitors to limit trips outside the home except for essential movement. Visit the UAE Ministry of Health COVID-19 website for updated information [https://www.mohap.gov.ae/en/AwarenessCenter/Pages/COVID-19.aspx]
    The Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic announced a ban on the movement entering and exiting the emirate and between its regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Al Dhafra) starting Tuesday June 2. On June 15, they announced the ban would continue for a third week, with the possibility of an extension. Abu Dhabi’s curfew from 10 pm-6 am is still in effect. On June 17, they announced citizens and residents may leave Abu Dhabi without a permit, but a permit must be obtained to re-enter. Individuals may apply for a moving permit to leave during curfew hours or to re-enter Abu Dhabi.Additionally, the Dubai government announced business activities will continue to gradually reopen, with social distancing guidelines and mandatory use of masks, including while outdoors, still in effect. For more information on movement restrictions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai [https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/coronavirus-restrictions-what-dubai-and-abu-dhabi-residents-can-and-can-t-do-1.1024854]. On May 18, the UAE Attorney General announced that individuals failing to follow rules and regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19 will face additional fines varying from 1000-100,000 Emirati dirhams.[

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    28.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates 1. Flights to the United Arab Emirates are suspended.
    – This does not apply to the following:
    – aircraft operated for the purpose of evacuation (this Safety Decision does not alleviate the need for obtaining necessary authorisation from UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation);
    – UAE registered aircraft that are out of base on 24 March 2020 23:59 Local Time will be allowed to return to base carrying only UAE nationals and operator’s crewmembers;
    – over-flights.
    2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.
    3. Residents of United Arab Emirates:
    – must have a Resident Entry Permit obtained before departure at http://Smartservice.ica.gov.ae , and
    – are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
    4. A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).
    5. Effective 7 July 2020: passengers traveling as tourist are allowed to enter Dubai (DXB). They must have:
    – a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 96 hours before departure, and
    – a health insurance.

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    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents.
    National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/

    *****Entry restrictions:
    The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps:
    Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities until29 June. (The National, 22.06.2020)
    Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action.
    Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place.
    Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March).
    In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00.
    Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours.
    From 20 May, the timing for the national sterilisation programme changed to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00.
    Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Travel is now allowed within the emirate’s regions, but crossing into the emirate from Dubai is still not permitted without first obtaining a permit.
    Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

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    24.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management has allowed Dubai to accept foreign tourists since July 7, the emirate government said.

    Before departure, passengers will need to fill out a health form and take out medical insurance.

    One of the conditions of the trip is the availability of a certificate of PCR testing for coronavirus with a negative result with a maximum validity of not more than 96 hours.

    If the tourist cannot provide such a certificate upon arrival, he will be sent to take tests at the Dubai airport. The cost of this procedure is not specified.

    All arrivals at the airport will undergo a temperature test. If any of the passengers find symptoms, the airport management company will be able to retest even with a valid certificate.

    If a tourist finds COVID-19, he must install the COVID-19 DXB application and spend 14 days in isolation at home or in the premises provided by the government, for which accommodation will have to be paid.

    The committee also allowed foreigners with the right to reside in Dubai from June 22, and citizens and foreigners with the right to reside in any country that permits travel from Dubai from June 23 (avianews.com).

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    22.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi eases movement restrictions to allow citizens, residents to leave the emirate freely (Reuters, 16.06.2020). Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities by one more week (Reuters, 15.06.2020). Arabian Business News reported on Tuesday 9 June that authorities in United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to fully reopen the country’s borders. (Media, 09.06.2020)
    Government allows opening of airports for limited flights (Khaleej Times, 03.06.2020).

    1. Flights to the United Arab Emirates are suspended.
    – This does not apply to the following:
    – aircraft operated for the purpose of evacuation (this Safety Decision does not alleviate the need for obtaining necessary authorisation from UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation);
    – UAE registered aircraft that are out of base on 24 March 2020 23:59 Local Time will be allowed to return to base carrying only UAE nationals and operator’s crewmembers;
    – over-flights.
    2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.
    3. Residents of United Arab Emirates:
    – must have a Resident Entry Permit obtained before departure at http://Smartservice.ica.gov.ae , and
    – are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
    4. A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents.
    National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****Entry restrictions:
    The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps:
    Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities by one week (Reuters, 08.06.2020)
    Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action.
    Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place.
    Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March).
    In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00.
    Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime, including Abu Dhabi. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours.
    From 20 May, the timing for the national sterilisation programme changed to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00.
    On Sunday, May 31, authorities in Abu Dhabi announced that travel in and out of the emirate would be suspended from Tuesday, June 2, as a measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Travel between the emirate’s individual regions – Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra – will also be suspended, although travel within the regions themselves is to remain permitted. The new measure will be in force for a week, until Tuesday, June 9. Special permits will be available for essential workers, the transport of essential goods, and for medical visits.
    Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

    Read more
    15.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Arabian Business News reported on Tuesday 9 June that authorities in United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to fully reopen the country’s borders. (Media, 09.06.2020)
    Government allows opening of airports for limited flights (Khaleej Times, 03.06.2020).

    1. Flights to the United Arab Emirates are suspended.
    – This does not apply to the following:
    – aircraft operated for the purpose of evacuation (this Safety Decision does not alleviate the need for obtaining necessary authorisation from UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation);
    – UAE registered aircraft that are out of base on 24 March 2020 23:59 Local Time will be allowed to return to base carrying only UAE nationals and operator’s crewmembers;
    – over-flights.
    2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.
    3. A completed self-declaration health form must be presented upon arrival at Dubai (DXB).

    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents.
    National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Entry restrictions:
    The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps:
    Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice.

    Flight suspensions:
    Dubai-based airline Emirates will operate outbound flights to London Heathrow (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (United States of America), Toronto (Canada), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from 21 May.
    The Dubai-based carrier FlyDubai and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have also suspended or modified routes to and from UAE airports.

    Internal restrictions:

    Abu Dhabi government extends ban on movement in, out of emirate and cities by one week (Reuters, 08.06.2020)
    Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action.
    Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place.
    Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March).
    In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00.
    Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime, including Abu Dhabi. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours.
    From 20 May, the timing for the national sterilisation programme changed to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00.
    On Sunday, May 31, authorities in Abu Dhabi announced that travel in and out of the emirate would be suspended from Tuesday, June 2, as a measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Travel between the emirate’s individual regions – Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra – will also be suspended, although travel within the regions themselves is to remain permitted. The new measure will be in force for a week, until Tuesday, June 9. Special permits will be available for essential workers, the transport of essential goods, and for medical visits.
    Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

    Read more
    09.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi government announces one-week ban on traffic to, between main cities from 2 June (Reuters, 31.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents.
    National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Entry restrictions:
    The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps:
    Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
    Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice.

    Flight suspensions:
    Dubai-based airline Emirates will operate outbound flights to London Heathrow (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (United States of America), Toronto (Canada), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from 21 May.
    The Dubai-based carrier FlyDubai and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have also suspended or modified routes to and from UAE airports.

    Internal restrictions:

    Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action.
    Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place.
    Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March).
    In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00.
    Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime, including Abu Dhabi. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours.
    From 20 May, the timing for the national sterilisation programme changed to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00.
    On Sunday, May 31, authorities in Abu Dhabi announced that travel in and out of the emirate would be suspended from Tuesday, June 2, as a measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Travel between the emirate’s individual regions – Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra – will also be suspended, although travel within the regions themselves is to remain permitted. The new measure will be in force for a week, until Tuesday, June 9. Special permits will be available for essential workers, the transport of essential goods, and for medical visits.
    Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

    Read more
    03.06.2020
  • United Arab Emirates

    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents. National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Entry restrictions: The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps: Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE. Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE. Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE. Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice. Flight suspensions: Dubai-based airline Emirates will operate outbound flights to London Heathrow (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (United States of America), Toronto (Canada), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from 21 May. The Dubai-based carrier FlyDubai and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have also suspended or modified routes to and from UAE airports. Other measures: Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action. Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place. Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March). In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00. Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime, including Abu Dhabi. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours (individuals can apply here). However, the above timing will change from 20 May, when the timing for the national sterilisation programme will change to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00. Blue-collar workers in Abu Dhabi are not allowed to leave the emirate until further notice; their internal movement is restricted to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. In addition, workers from other emirates are not allowed to enter into Abu Dhabi. Exceptions may apply to movement of workers operating in essential sectors and those with valid flight tickets on their way to the airport of departure. Any citizen/resident benefiting from repatriation flight will observe a compulsory 14-day home quarantine.

    Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

    Read more
    30.05.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Government announces gradual reopening of business activities, easing of movement restrictions in Dubai from 27 May (Reuters, 25.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international air traffic remains suspended until further notice; the ban also applies to transit flights via Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, UAE-based air carriers are operating a limited number of inbound and outbound flights mainly to repatriate UAE nationals and foreign residents. National carrier Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of inbound flights to Abu Dhabi from 9 May exclusively for UAE citizens and foreign nationals holding valid UAE residency permits. Travellers must apply for an ICA approval number via the UAE Twajudi Resident service, which can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before booking their tickets. This unique number will allow travellers to make bookings exclusively through Etihad’s contact centre. All arriving passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Entry restrictions The authorities implemented entry restrictions for non-UAE citizens, including foreign nationals holding valid residency visas who were currently out of the country and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens. While local media reports indicate that some exceptions have been made on a case-by-case basis since the restrictions came into effect, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested such individuals to take the following steps: Travellers who are currently in their country of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective country for the required support and to streamline their return back to the UAE. Travellers who are currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers in the UAE, as well as the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries for the required support and to facilitate their return back to the UAE. Travellers who are on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their host countries, for the required support to facilitate their return back to the UAE. Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice. Flight suspensions Dubai-based airline Emirates will operate outbound flights to London Heathrow (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (United States of America), Toronto (Canada), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from 21 May. The Dubai-based carrier FlyDubai and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have also suspended or modified routes to and from UAE airports. Other measures Individuals are required to wear masks and observe social distancing when in public. Infractions are punishable via legal action. Officials had earlier closed beaches, cinemas, public parks and swimming pools until further notice – this remains in place. Residency visas and Emirates ID to be automatically extended for three months for free (only for those whose visa and ID expired from 1 March). In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. Since 24 April, this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 06.00 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Some metro service is due to recommence from 29 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00. Other emirates seemingly remain under the initial 20.00 to 06.00 curfew regime, including Abu Dhabi. Trips to purchase food and medication and essential workers are exempt. In Abu Dhabi a movement permit is required to travel during the sterilisation hours (individuals can apply here). However, the above timing will change from 20 May, when the timing for the national sterilisation programme will change to 20.00-06.00, during which all individuals are required to stay indoor. The opening hours of shopping malls and retail shops will be 09.00-19.00. Blue-collar workers in Abu Dhabi are not allowed to leave the emirate until further notice; their internal movement is restricted to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. In addition, workers from other emirates are not allowed to enter into Abu Dhabi. Exceptions may apply to movement of workers operating in essential sectors and those with valid flight tickets on their way to the airport of departure. Any citizen/resident benefiting from repatriation flight will observe a compulsory 14-day home quarantine. Fines may be issued for those suspected of spreading information about COVID-19 which contradicts official statements, as well as neglecting social distancing requirements, driving with more than three people in a vehicle, and participating in social gatherings.

    Read more
    19.05.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Flight suspensions: Dubai-based airline Emirates will operate outbound flights to London Heathrow (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (United States of America), Toronto (Canada), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from 21 May.

    14.05.2020
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai is aiming to reopen for travellers as early as July as it looks to gradually come out of a lockdown. (The National, 28.04.2020)

    1. Flights to the United Arab Emirates are suspended.
    – This does not apply to the following:
    a) aircraft operated for the purpose of evacuation (this Safety Decision does not alleviate the need for obtaining necessary authorisation from UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation);
    b) UAE registered aircraft that are out of base on 24 March 2020 23:59 Local Time will be allowed to return to base carrying only UAE nationals and operator’s crewmembers;
    c) domestic flights;
    d) over-flights.
    2. All Evacuation flights must have PAX APP data and Crew APP data; all ferry flights must have crew APP data.

    Officials at Abu Dhabi airport have said that all flights are operating via the facility’s Terminal 1 until further notice, following the closure of Terminal 2 on 16 March.

    Internal restrictions:

    In the Dubai emirate, a 24 hour remain-at-home directive has been rescinded. As of 24 April this has now been relaxed to coincide with Ramadan – residents are now permitted to conduct movement between 0.600 and 22.00 without a permit; restrictions on movement between 22.00 and 06.00 remain in force and the only exceptions are for medical emergencies. Metro is due to recommence from 26 April. Restaurants, shopping malls and other retail outlets are allowed to open between 06.00 and 22.00.
    Individuals are prohibited from leaving their homes during the cleaning and disinfection programme, except for essential purposes or if they work in a vital sector, provided they obtain the necessary permissions. For essential sectors, companies must obtain permission from authorities. For personal movements, both vehicle and pedestrian, individuals must obtain movement permits through the official website. An individual may obtain a maximum two permits per day for emergencies, one permit every three days for purchasing food or medicines and one permit every five days for cash withdrawal from ATMs.

    Metro, tram operations will be suspended from 5 April in Dubai. Buses will continue to operate as usual.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates]
    [https://ae.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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