The suspension carried out by the UAE government on outbound and inbound flights which was effective from 25 March 2020, will soon be partially lifted. Note, partially.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates shared on his official Twitter account that starting 6 April 2020, Emirates will soon begin limited flights with limited passengers outbound from the UAE as they have recently received approval from the UAE authorities.
Emirates has received approval from UAE authorities to start flying a limited number of passenger flights. From 06 April, these flights will initially carry travellers outbound from the UAE. Details will be announced soon. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/fnhLxQanIM— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) April 2, 2020
While this is great news for the airline and tourists who have been stranded for weeks in the UAE due to the government’s necessary and precautionary efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we don’t recommend you rush to book an EK flight for a holiday just yet – keep in mind, the lift of the suspension is only for limited outbound flights at the moment. The UAE ministries and authorities have been consistently and continuously urging people to stay at home and practice social distancing as the coronavirus has currently infected close to a million people worldwide.
For those of you who are returning home from the UAE on the next available flight, don't forget to download the April-May issue of Grazia Middle East here for free to read on the plane.