UAE nationals traveling to Europe must obtain approval from the consulate general of their destination. Emirates airlines also added that the approval is required for all European destinations except the United Kingdom and Greece.
Emirates Airlines on its website said: “Before travelling to Europe, except to the UK and Greece, UAE nationals must get approval from the Consulate General of their European destination within their departure country. For example, if you are a UAE national travelling from Dubai to France, you must apply to the French Consulate General in Dubai. If you are flying from Australia to France via Dubai, you must apply to the French Consulate General in Australia.”
In addition, the airline also urged that all passengers must undergo a PCR test 96 hours before departure and submit the report at check-in. Although residents need not take a government approval to leave Dubai, they must take approval on return. Click here to find out more about the rules and guidelines for expats returning to UAE.
Emirates Promises Travelers A Free Funeral If Infected With Covid
As borders begin to open around the world, you can take-off to your next destination with confidence! Emirates is the world’s first airline to provide free health cover for travellers diagnosed with Covid-19 during travel. The new initiative was kicked off under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. Meanwhile, Here Are The Travel & Testing Rules For Those Travelling Abroad This Summer.
Travellers can book their flights on emirates.com or with a travel agent and will automatically receive free global cover for COVID-19 related costs. The cover is valid for 31 days from the moment you take your first flight, and it covers you even if you travel onwards to another city.
And that’s not all! In a recent announcement, Emirates has also announced to provide travellers a free funeral if infected with Covid. Meanwhile, Here Are The Travel & Testing Rules For Those Travelling Abroad This Summer.
What Does The Emirates Travel Insurance Cover?
In case a passenger tests positive for Covid during their journey, Emirates will cover medical expenses, up to AED 650 ($176,000). In addition, the airline will also pay AED 430 ($118) per day for quarantine costs – such as a hotel room – for up to two weeks. And, in case the worst happens, Emirates will also offer AED 6492 (€1,500) for a passenger’s funeral. The insurance come automatically with every booking, and does not incur any additional cost. Passengers who are diagnosed during travels can call the free hotline number +971 4 2708825 or send a WhatsApp message +971 56 3589937 to get support and to use your cover.