The airline added that those who wish to travel to Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis must contact the respective embassy or consulate for these countries in the UAE. Picture: Supplied
The airline added that those who wish to travel to Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis must contact the respective embassy or consulate for these countries in the UAE. Picture: Supplied

Emirates announces repatriation flight to SA this week

By Travel reporter Time of article published Apr 23, 2020

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Emirates has announced that it plans to operate passenger services from Dubai International Airport to Frankfurt, London and Johannesburg during the upcoming week for those residents who wish to return home.

The airline added that those who wish to travel to Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis must contact the respective embassy or consulate for these countries in the UAE. For all other flights, passengers can book directly on emirates.com (select the “one-way” option when booking), or via their travel agent.

Only citizens of the destination countries, and those who meet the entry requirements of the destination will be allowed to board. Customers will be required to follow all health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.

Similar to other repatriation flights that Emirates has operated thus far, for health and safety reasons, the airline will offer a modified inflight service that reduces contact, and the risk of infection.

Passengers are required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft.  Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure. 

Emirates’ check-in counters will only process passengers holding confirmed bookings to the above destinations.

All Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.

The following dates will apply:

  • Frankfurt - April 25, 27, 29
  • Jakarta - April 26
  • Johannesburg - April 25
  • Lagos - April 26
  • London, Heathrow - April 23, 24, 26, 28, 30
  • Madrid - April 29
  • Manila - April 24, 28, 30
  • Tunis - April 30

For more info, visit Emirates website

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