Emirates has restarted passenger service between Dubai and five African nations, providing passengers with more options, better value, and better connection to and through Dubai.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Emirates’ three South African gateways, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, have all seen significant service restoration. Customers traveling into and out of Emirates’ African hubs may connect safely to Dubai and a variety of onward destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, West Asia, and Australasia.

All passengers traveling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination require a 48 hour PCR test. Passengers must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility, and validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected. Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test and remain in self-quarantine until the results of the test are received. Passengers traveling from these destinations and transiting in Dubai are also required to follow the rules and requirements of their final destination.

Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July 2020, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.


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