Dubai-based Emirates announced starting May 21 it will resume operations to select cities in Europe, North America, and Australia.

In a statement, the airline stated that commercial flights will re-commence to London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne subject to government approvals. The airline will provide these flights to serve connecting travel between Australia and Europe.

Customers who meet the entry requirements of the destination country will be permitted to travel on the flights.

“We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia. We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority,” Emirates COO Adel Al Redha said in a statement from the airline.

The resumption of the select commercial flights will go along with planned repatration flights from Dubai to Tokyo Narita (15 May), Conakry (16 May), and Dakar (16 May).

Emirates customers are advised that they will be required to wear masks and gloves at the airport and during the flight, and will be required to check-in cabin baggage. Items permitted to be carried with passengers on the aircraft include a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items on board.

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