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UAE airlines resume UK flights following amber list announcement

Travellers will be able to fly direct between the UAE and Glasgow and Manchester again

Dubai to Glasgow
Dubai-based carrier Emirates has announced that it will resume service to Glasgow next week, following the UK government’s decision to move the UAE from red to amber on its traffic light travel system.

The four-times-a-week service will initially operate from 11 August 2021 using a two-class B777-200LR aircraft. From September the route will operate daily.

Commenting on the news last week, Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “Since the UK’s announcement last evening, we’ve seen a huge surge in queries from customers desperate to travel to see their families, planning their kids’ return for the new school term, as well as their postponed business or holiday travel. Emirates is reviewing our operations to various points in the UK and any service restart will be announced in the usual fashion.”

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Abu Dhabi to Manchester
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has also resumed additional passenger flights to London and Manchester from 8 August 2021.

There will be three daily flights to London Heathrow and daily flights to Manchester, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The UAE has now moved to the UK’s amber list, removing the red-list requirement to quarantine in a government-approved hotel. Passengers travelling on Emirates and Etihad are required to hold a negative PCR test result, from a test taken 72 hours before departure. On arrival, people must undergo 10 days’ home quarantine, as well as further Covid-19 tests on day two and day eight.

Fully vaccinated arrivals who had their vaccine administered in the UK, US or Europe are exempt from quarantine and the day eight test.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com and www.etihad.com 

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