Dubai’s Emirates extends suspension of flights to South Africa and Nigeria
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Dubai’s Emirates extends suspension of flights to South Africa and Nigeria

Dubai’s Emirates extends suspension of flights to South Africa and Nigeria

Regular services between Dubai and South Africa and Nigeria will remain suspended until August 7, 2021

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Dubai-based carrier Emirates has confirmed that its services between the UAE and South Africa and Nigeria will remain suspended until August 7, 2021,

It said that the decision is in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa and Nigeria into the UAE.

Only one daily passenger flight to Johannesburg will operate as EK763; however, outbound passenger services on EK764 remain suspended.

The airline added that customers who have been to or connected through South Africa or Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.

As is the case with South Africa and Nigeria, Emirates has also said that India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until August 7, 2021. However, UAE Nationals, holders of UAE golden visas, members of diplomatic missions and holders of UAE Visa with Expo 2020 as a sponsor who comply with updated Covid-19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel.

Read: Emirates says flight ban from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended to Aug 7

Emirates said that its contact centres are experiencing “a greater volume of calls than anticipated.”

It urged passengers to reconsider calling back if their call is not related to travel within the following 48 hours.

It said that if a flight has been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid 19 restrictions, passengers need not call the airline immediately for rebooking. Once the flights to that specific destination resume, they can contact the airline to reschedule their flight.

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