LAGOS, NIGERIA, 2 September 2020 – With the Emirates recent announcement
to commence flights to Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 6
September, there is a progress in the re-opening of airline activities
in Africa. The addition of these two destinations takes the total number
of points served by Emirates in Africa to 11. This will also take the
airline’s passenger network to 81 destinations in September, offering
customers around the world even more connections to Dubai, and via
Dubai, as the airline safely and gradually resumes passenger operations
to meet passenger demand.

Flights from Dubai to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services,
operating three times a week. The flights will be operated with the
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and can be booked on emirates.com or via
travel agents.

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-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 welcomed 16.7 million
visitors and 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 obtain 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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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 or before 30
November 2020, 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 information here.
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 October
2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 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.

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Dubai residents can check the latest travel requirements at:
www.emirates.com/returntoDubai.

Best Regards

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