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Breaking News: Emirates Resumes Flights to 5 African Countries


Emirates will resume passenger operations between Dubai and 5 African countries starting from 29 January, offering customers more choice, superior value and enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.


The significant restoration of services will include Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; Emirates’ three South African gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.


Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, Middle East, the Americas, West Asia and Australasia.

  • South Africa: Flights between Dubai and South Africa will operate as a daily flight to and from Johannesburg, effective 29 January and double daily services from 1 February. Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will operate daily from 1 February.

  • Kenya: Emirates will operate 10 weekly flights to Nairobi from 29 January. EK 719 and 720 will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while EK 721 and 722 will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Ethiopia: Emirates flights to Addis Ababa will operate daily from 30 January.

  • Tanzania: Emirates will operate to Dar Es Salaam with five flights a week from 30 January.

  • Zimbabwe: Emirates will operate to Harare with six weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service from 30 January.

All passengers travelling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination require a 48 hour PCR test.


Passengers must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility, and validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.


Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test and remain in self quarantine until the results of the test are received.


Passengers travelling from these destinations and transiting in Dubai are required to follow the rules and requirements of their final destination.


For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit: - https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/tourists/


All flights can be booked on emirates.com, with OTAs and via travel agents.

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