With Spain welcoming fully vaccinated international visitors starting from tomorrow, UAE travellers planning their summer getaways can now choose from over 30 cities in 19 countries. From July, Emirates will operate over 280 weekly flights from Dubai to cities in Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa, and other popular island getaways. Travellers who want to start their long-awaited adventures and experiences this summer can do so without the hassle, cost or stress of quarantine.
Which Countries Can UAE Residents Travel To This Summer?
Spain is the latest European country to welcome back tourists. Apart from Spain, UAE residents can fly to 19 other cities in Europe, Africa, The United States, and the Middle East. Here’s a list of all the countries UAE residents can travel to this summer.
Emirates customers can enjoy convenient, quarantine free travel to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and France, from 9 June. Spain is the latest city in Europe to permit UAE residents.
From 7 June, tourists will be able to enter Spain 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.
Unvaccinated children under the age of six will be allowed entry together with their vaccinated parents. Children over the age of six must present a negative PCR test. International passengers must also complete the Health Control Form (FCS) online prior to arrival.
Emirates is currently offering 5 weekly flights to Madrid and 4 flights a week to Barcelona with additional flights being planned in line with increasing demand.
2. Middle East
Customers can make up for lost time and reconnect with friends and family, or experience history with Emirates’ expanding flight schedules to Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Egypt.
3. Beach Escapes
Emirates offers convenient flight schedules to The Maldives, Seychelles, and Phuket from 2 July.
Travellers can explore the diverse experiences and spectacular cities and resorts across Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco.
5. The United States
With its rapid vaccination roll-out, the USA has also become increasingly popular for tourists. Emirates flies to 11 US destinations, and will be adding Miami as its 12th gateway on 21 July. The airline is also deploying its flagship and customer favourite, the A380 aircraft, to several points including New York and Los Angeles this summer.
Mexico City also remains open for tourists and business travellers, and Emirates will be resuming services from 2 July.
Emirates Scales Up IATA Travel Pass Capabilities To Select Destinations
For an even more seamless journey, the airline is also scaling up its IATA Travel Pass capabilities on its flights to Barcelona, Moscow, Istanbul, New York JFK, Madrid and from London Heathrow with plans to scale up across all of its flights by July, in addition to offering customers travelling from Dubai paperless verification of Covid-19 related medical records through its partnership with the Dubai Health Authority.
Emirates customers who want to take the stress and guesswork out of planning their summer getaways can explore Emirates Holidays’ tailor-made packages, which meet the highest standards of health and safety. Three night packages at four star hotels start from AED 2,829 to Spain and 4,279 to the Indian Ocean per person. Five night packages at four star hotels start from AED 5,399 to Miami and AED 2,299 to Phuket per person.