Next few weeks will be a 'big test' for the aviation industry, Emirates chairman and CEO says
Setting up new protocols and strict guidelines for those travelling through the airports, Dubai authorities have announced that tourists can visit the city.
Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates has welcomed the move that will allow visitors back in the Gulf city from July 7.
The latest protocols will facilitate international travel for the UAE citizens, residents and tourists, and reopen Dubai to business and leisure visitors while putting in place careful measures to ensure the health and safety of travellers and communities.
Emirates Chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said the next few weeks will be a "big test" for the whole aviation industry in many ways.
"At Emirates we see a positive trend of traffic building up across our network over the past weeks. And we are ready to serve our customers."
"We are confident that the multi-layered measures that have been put in place in the air, on the ground, and throughout our city, will enable us to mitigate risks of infection spread and manage any required response effectively," Sheikh Ahmed said.
"Currently, Emirates connects Dubai to 40 cities, and with the latest directives, we have the opportunity to expand our network and offer additional destinations."
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes to all customers, said a press release.
The airline said that travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries which can be found on the airline's website.
"Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay."