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Dubai’s Emirates to operate special flights to five cities in India

Dubai’s Emirates to operate special flights to five cities in India

The Indian cities to and from which the airline will operate these flights include: Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram

Dubai-based Emirates will operate special repatriation flights to five cities in India from August 20-31, it announced on August 20.

The Indian cities to and from which the airline will operate these flights include: Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.

However, only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five aforementioned Indian destinations. Likewise, flights from India will be available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) for residents of Dubai and ICA approval for residents of other emirates of the UAE, and whose final destination is the UAE.

The airline will operate repatriation flights on the following dates:

Bengaluru: August 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30
Kochi: August 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31
Delhi: daily flights until August 31
Mumbai: daily flights until August 31
Thiruvananthapuram: August 26

Flights from Kochi to Dubai will operate on August 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 and September 1, while flights from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai will operate on August 27.

All flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and can be booked on the carrier’s website or via travel agents.

Passengers must meet all the entry requirements of the destination to be allowed to board the flights.

Emirates has also revised its flight timings to/from Sialkot, Pakistan with seven weekly flights – providing greater access to its current network of 75 cities across six continents.

Effective August 22, EK 618 will depart Dubai at 8.55pm and arrive in Sialkot at 1.10am. The return flight, EK 619 will depart Sialkot at 2.40am and arrive in Dubai at 5am.

In addition to Sialkot, Emirates offers customers direct flights to four other cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar.

As part of the Covid-19 precautionary measures, Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

Read more: Emirates issues travel advisory for passengers travelling to and from Dubai

Emirates is also offering Covid-19 related cover to passengers, allowing customers to claim medical expenses of up to EUR150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR100 per day for 14 days, regardless of the class of travel or destination on flights undertaken until October 31.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to be first airline to offer free cover for Covid-19 medical costs for passengers

It has implemented safety and precautionary measures including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

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