Where UAE citizens and residents can enjoy quarantine-free travel.

As of July, 2021 Emirates Airlines will operate over 280 weekly flights from Dubai to cities in Europe, the USA, Middle East, Africa and other island getaways – without the hassle, cost or stress of quarantine. 

Spain is the latest country to welcome fully vaccinated international visitors from 7th June, 2021.

Tourists will be able to enter the country if they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before date of travel, or can present their Covid-19 PCR tests taken 48 hours prior to arrival. Travellers will need to physically provide their vaccination certificates upon arrival, and must have received vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or one of the vaccines included in the WHO's Emergency Use Listing, including the Pfizer BioNTech, Sinopharm and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.

The carrier is currently offering five weekly flights to Madrid and four flights a week to Barcelona with additional flights being planned in line with increasing demand. More countries are taking steps towards opening their borders for travel and tourism to and from the UAE, as vaccination programmes advance and protocols for safe travel are implemented.

In Europe, Emirates customers can enjoy quarantine-free travel to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and France.
In the Middle East, travellers can take advantage of Emirates' expanding flight schedules to Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Egypt.

For those yearning for a beach escape, the carrier offers convenient flight schedules to the Maldives, Seychelles, and Phuket from July 2.

Flydubai expands its network in Europe

Dubai-based carrier launches flights to Budapest and Ljubljana. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Ljubljana from 24 September and four weekly flights to Budapest from 30 September.

Also Flydubai will operate three weekly flights to Naples from 01 July, 2021.

From 02 June, a quarantine-free travel corridor has been established between Italy and the UAE enabling passengers to travel between the two countries with less restrictions. A negative COVID-19 test result will be required 48 hours before departure from the UAE. On arrival in Italy, all passengers over the age of two years will be required to take a rapid antigen test.

Flights to Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey will start from 04 and 24 June respectively. 

The carrier will commence flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from 15 June and to the Greek islands Santorini and Mykonos from 18 June. A safe travel corridor between the UAE and Greece has opened for fully vaccinated travellers to move between the two countries from 18 May 2021. Under the agreement, passengers holding vaccination certificates issued by health authorities can travel to Greece without having to quarantine on arrival. The same rule applies for travellers flying from Greece to the UAE.

Flydubai also restart its operations to Batumi in Georgia and Tivat in Montenegro from 25 June and both destinations offer UAE residents visa on arrival.

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre and the IATA destination tracker for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline.

Source: Arabian Business / Flydubai
Release date: 28th June, 2021