The authorities of the United Arab Emirates said that citizens and residents of the country would be permitted to travel abroad while maintaining all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at departure airports and in accordance with the requirements of the host countries.
UAE residents allowed traveling to countries where national air carriers reach. It is said that passengers should meet a number of criteria, and will be checked for health protocol’s compliance at departure airports.
Among the important factors, there are the epidemiological situation, mandatory checks in the country of departure and upon return to it, quarantine, act responsibly with regards to health, as well as observance of prevention measures.
European airlines KLM and Air France are among the first non-local airlines to carry passengers to Dubai – from Paris and Amsterdam – with first flight scheduled for July 1, 2020. As previously reported, Dubai will begin allowing international tourists in from July 7, 2020.
Air France will fly to Dubai three times a week. The flights are operated with additional health and safety measures against COVID-19.
KLM and Air France flights will operate in and out of Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport. Air carriers have advised travelers to ensure that they meet all the requirements for entering the country of destination, including the transit criteria.
Earlier, British Airways has announced that it will resume flights to Dubai from London with the first flight scheduled for July 17, 2020. Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines recently announced its flight to Cairo, Tunis, and Male, bringing the total number of destinations served by the airline to 52.
Etihad Airlines has increased flights to 29 destinations as of July 1, 2020 but Abu Dhabi is currently not open to tourists.