Travellers flying to Dubai with Emirates from Nigeria and 11 other countries need to show negative Covid-19 test results before being allowed to board flights.
Each passenger must produce a negative test certificate that has been issued by an approved laboratory, as specified by UAE authorities, in order to be accepted on to the flight by Emirates staff, the airline said in statement received by Per Second News.
In Nigeria, there are about 50 approved clinics designated by the UAE in several states across the country, the airline said.
A complete list of approved UAE clinics can be found on the Emirates website.
All certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted by Emirates.
List of 12 countries
- Russian Federation
- USA – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight to Dubai.
Commercial flights to Dubai were grounded in March as part of efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19, but Emirates is rebuilding its network as travel restrictions ease.
Tourists can now travel to Dubai, and Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to more than 50 destinations across six continents.
The Dubai airline has also introduced its A380 Superjumbo back into service. The world’s largest passenger jet is now flying from Dubai to London and Paris, and will begin operating to Amsterdam from August 1.