UAE airlines resume passenger flights to London

British and Irish nationals are permitted to travel to the UK from the UAE, but a 10-day hotel quarantine is still mandatory 

Both the UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways and Emirates will resume passenger flights to London Heathrow from 8 June.

According to an Etihad spokesperson, only British and Irish nationals, and passengers with residence rights for the UK, will be permitted to travel into the UK from the UAE, which is still ranked as a red-list country by the UK.

Once they land in the UK, all passengers will be required to quarantine for 10 full days in a managed quarantine hotel, and take a Covid-19 PCR test on day two and day eight of their quarantine. Passengers travelling from the UAE will be required to pre-book a managed quarantine hotel within a 14-day period before arrival into London Heathrow.

Flights from the UK  to the UAE remain unaffected and continue to operate as scheduled from Heathrow’s Terminal 2. Passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are not required to undergo quarantine, but they will have to take a PCR test.

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