The airline Emirates says it has “safely and gradually” restarted operations across its network and currently serves 114 destinations on six continents.
Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the current winter season.
Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses its measures to ensure guest health and safety.
Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket for travel on or before 30 June 2021, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans. Travellers have options to change their travel dates or extend their ticket validity for 2 years.
Emirates also says its customers can travel with greater confidence and peace of mind with the airline industry’s first multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover.
Cover has been arranged by the airline for all tickets purchased on or from 1 December 2020 (up to the end date of the program, as specified on emirates.com), at no additional charge to customers.
In addition to COVID-19 medical cover, this Emirates cover also has provisions for personal accidents during travel, winter sports cover, loss of personal belongings, and trip disruptions due to unexpected air space closure, travel recommendations or advisories, similar to other multi-risk travel insurance products.
Emirates also says it 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.
Customers who require a COVID-19 PCR test certificate prior to departure from Dubai, can avail of special rates at clinics across Dubai by presenting their ticket or boarding pass. Home or office testing is also available, with results in 48 hours.