In line with directives from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, the airline has on Friday has extended its suspension of flights from four countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka — to Dubai till July 2.
The airline in an official statement shared that the passengers who had connected through any of the four countries in the last 14 days would not be permitted to travel from any point to the UAE.
“UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid‑19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel,” it said.
“Passengers whose flights had been cancelled or affected by the suspension of certain routes due to pandemic-related restrictions could “hold on to [their] Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with us or [the] booking office to make new travel plans,” it added.
“Our contact centres are experiencing a greater volume of calls than anticipated. If your call is not related to travel within the next 48 hours, please consider calling back later,” the statement added.
Earlier this month Emirates airline had suspended flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka till July 15 following the UAE’s extension of a ban on inbound flights from 14 countries including Pakistan.