Coronavirus UAE: Emirates suspends more flights

Coronavirus UAE: Emirates suspends more flights

22 Mar 2020

Here is the full list

In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, the UAE Government has temporarily suspended visas on arrival from 19 March. This includes suspended entry for valid visa holders.

Emirates, in regards to the latest news, has issued a statement with some guidelines regarding the travel restrictions. 

They also advised the travelers that they are experiencing high call volumes due to COVID-19: "If you are not travelling in the next 72 hours please consider calling us later.  We can usually answer your call quicker if you can speak to us in English."

Affected passengers should contact their travel agent or Emirates office for rebooking options, travel voucher or refunds.

Passengers with tickets issued on/before 31st March who are impacted due to travel ban, travel advisory, quarantine requirements, mandatory lockdown flights cancelled by Emirates are eligible for rebooking, travel voucher and refund options.

Note: this list was updated on March 22 to reflect new suspensions.

Here is the full list of suspended flights to this day: 

Abidjan (via Accra): From 21 March – 20 May
Abuja: From 23 March – until further notice
Accra: From 21 March – 20 May
Adelaide: From 23 March – 20 May
Ahmedabad: From 23 March – 28 March
Algiers: From 18 March – 20 May
Amman: From 17 March – 30 April
Athens: From 23 March- 30 June
Auckland (via Bali): From 29 March – 30 June
Auckland: From 29 March – 30 June
Baghdad: From 17 March – 30 April
Bali: From 29 March – 30 June
Bangkok–Hong Kong: From 9 March – 20 May
Barcelona: From 20 March - 20 May
Basra: From 17 March – 30 April
Beirut: From 17 March – 30 April
Bengaluru: From 23 March – 28 March
Bologna: From 13 March – 20 May
Brisbane: From 29 March – 30 June
Brussels: From 26 March – 30 June
Budapest: From 13 March – 20 May
Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
Cairo: From 19 March – 30 June
Casablanca: From 16 March – 30 June
Cebu/Clark: From 29 March- 30 June
Chennai: From 22 March – 28 March
Chicago: From 27 March – 30 June
Christchurch (via Sydney): From 29 March – 30 June
Cochin: From 23 March – 28 March
Colombo (via Male): From 23 March – 30 June
Conakry: From 22 March – 19 May
Dakar (via Conakry): From 22 March – 19 May
Dammam: From 09 March – 30 April
Delhi: From 22 March – 28 March
Dhaka: From 22 March – 31 March
Dubai–Colombo: From 19 March – 25 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Colombo to Dubai as directed by Sri Lankan authorities.
Dubai–Hanoi: From 18 March – 22 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Hanoi to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.
Dubai–Ho Chi Minh: From 18 March – 24 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.
Dubai–Mauritius: From 20 March – 2 April. During this time, passengers can only travel from Mauritius to Dubai as directed by Mauritian authorities.
Durban: From 24 March – 20 May
Dusseldorf: From 23 March – until further notice
Edinburgh: From 25 March – 30 June
Entebbe: From 23 March – 23 April
Fort Lauderdale: From 13 March – 30 June
Frankfurt: From 23 March – until further notice
Geneva: From 23 March – 30 June
Guangzhou: From 05 February – 30 April
Hamburg: From 23 March – until further notice
Hanoi: From 23 March – 30 June
Harare (via Lusaka): From 20 March – 20 May
Ho Chi Minh: From 25 March – 30 June
Houston: From 27 March – 30 June
Hyderabad: From 22 March – 28 March
Islamabad: From 22 March – until further notice
Istanbul (IST): From 17 March – 20 May
Istanbul (SAW): From 17 March – 20 May
Jeddah: From 16 March – 30 April
Kabul: From 26 March – 30 June
Karachi: From 22 March – until further notice
Khartoum: From 18 March – 20 May
Kolkata: From 23 March – 28 March
Kuwait City: From 14 March – 30 April
Lagos: From 23 March – until further notice
Larnaca: From 17 March – 20 May
Lahore: From 22 March – until further notice
Lisbon: From 19 March – 30 April
London Stansted: From 25 March – 30 June
Luanda: From 22 March – 20 May
Lusaka: From 20 March – 20 May
Lyon: From 23 March – until further notice
Madrid: From 18 March – 20 May
Malta (via Larnaca): From 17 March – 20 May
Mauritius: 25 March – 30 June
Medina: From 05 March – 30 April
Melbourne (via Singapore): From 23 March – 20 May
Melbourne: From 29 March – 30 June
Mexico City (via Barcelona): From 20 March – 20 May
Milan: From 15 March – 20 May
Moscow: From 30 March – 30 June
Mumbai: From 22 March – 28 March
Munich: From 23 March – until further notice
Muscat: From 22 March – 05 April
New York EWR (via Athens): From 13 March – 20 May
New York EWR: From 24 March – until further notice
New York JFK (via Milan): From 11 March – 20 May
New York JFK: From 24 March – until further notice
Newcastle: From 25 March – 30 June
Nice: From 23 March – until further notice
Orlando: From 24 March – 30 June
Osaka: From 26 March – 30 June
Oslo: From 28 March – 30 June
Paris: From 23 March – until further notice
Peshawar: From 22 March – until further notice
Phnom Penh (via Bangkok): From 29 March – 30 June
Phuket: From 29 March – 30 June
Porto: From 17 March – 20 May
Prague: From 25 March – 30 June
Rio de Janeiro: From 25 March – 20 May
Riyadh: From 16 March – 30 April
Rome: From 15 March – 20 May
Saint Petersburg: From 30 March – 30 June
San Francisco: From 29 March – 30 June
Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
Seattle: From 26 March – 30 June
Shanghai: From 05 February – 30 April
Sialkot: From 22 March – until further notice
Stockholm: From 26 March – 30 June
Taipei: From 16 March – 20 May
Tehran: From 26 February – 30 April
Trivandrum: From 22 March – 28 March
Tunis: From 18 March – 20 May
Venice: From 12 March – 20 May
Vienna: From 23 March – 30 June
Warsaw: From 15 March – 20 May

HEALTH SCREENINGS AT DUBAI AIRPORT

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is conducting a COVID-19 test on some passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport if Dubai is their final destination.

Passengers will be given DHA’s Health Declaration Forms, which they should complete and hand over to the DHA during the COVID-19 testing in Dubai. 

Passengers who are transiting through Dubai International airport will not be tested, but will have to go through temperature screening before boarding their connecting flight.