Emirates Boosting Global Network to 92 Destinations
Emirates to resume flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius
Dubai, UAE, 24 September 2020 Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates' global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. Emirates African network will also now extend to 19 cities.
Customers flying in and out of Emirates' three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.Flight schedules for Emirates South African destinations will be available on emirates.com later this week.
Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.
Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government's repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the countrys tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination.
Tickets can be booked onemirates.com, the Emirates App, Emirates sales offices, via travel agents as well as online travel agents.
Customers can stop over ortravel to Dubai as the city hasre-opened for international business and leisure visitors.Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community,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.
Destination Dubai:From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations. In 2019, the city welcomed16.7million visitorsand hosted over hundreds of global meetings and exhibitions, as well as sports and entertainment events.Dubai was one of the world's first cities to obtainSafe Travels stampfromthe World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) whichendorses Dubai's comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.
Flexibility and assurance:Emirates booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket by 30 September 2020 for travel on orbefore 30 March 2021, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans due to unexpected flight or travel restrictions relating to COVID-19, or when they book a Flex or Flex plus fare. More informationhere.
COVID-19 PCR testing:Emirates customers who require a COVID-19 PCR test certificate prior to departure from Dubai, can avail of special rates at the American Hospital and their satellite clinics across Dubai by simply presenting their ticket or boarding pass. Home or office testing is also available, with results in 48 hours. More information onwww.emirates.com/flytoDubai
Free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs:Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 December 2020, and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. For more details:www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance.
Health and safety:Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit:www.emirates.com/yoursafety.
Tourist entry requirements:For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit:www.emirates.com/flytoDubai.
Dubai residentscan check the latest travel requirements at:www.emirates.com/returntoDubai.
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