Emirates will operate repatriation flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram until August 31. The special flights will facilitate travel for Indian citizens in the UAE wishing to return home, and for UAE residents currently in India to return to the UAE.
All flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER. Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations.
Flights will be available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) for residents of Dubai and ICA approval for residents of other emirates of the UAE, and whose final destination is the UAE.
Emirates has also revised its flight timings to/from Sialkot, Pakistan to offer customers better connections via Dubai with seven weekly flights – providing greater access to its current network of 75 cities across six continents.
In addition to Sialkot, Emirates offers customers direct flights to four other cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar.