Emirates Airlines has confirmed its full readiness to transfer those who wish to leave the country to go to their countries, provided that these countries agree to allow them to enter their territories. At the time I arrived at Dubai International Airport at dawn yesterday (Monday), the first group of citizens stranded abroad since the decision to suspend flights at the country's airports, as of the evening of March 24, 2020, and who promised «Emirates Airlines» to contribute to their return to the country, and that on She flew its first flights specially for this purpose, coming from Heathrow Airport in the British capital, London, and carried 42 citizens of the country and their families who were found in Britain with the aim of studying or receiving treatment.

Emirates Airlines pointed out that it is coordinating with the concerned authorities in this regard, pointing out that the restoration of operations through its extensive network of routes is primarily dependent on easing restrictions on travel and air travel, with the company keen to undertake all health and safety measures for all passengers and operating crews, including This includes conducting the necessary medical checks for all travelers.

Specific destinations

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Supreme President and Chief Executive Officer of «Emirates Airlines» and the group, recently stated that «Emirates Airlines» will return citizens to the homeland for free on board any of the limited flights that started operating from Dubai.

Indeed, the first group of nationals of the country who were suspended after the suspension of flights at the country's airports was transferred as part of the intensive precautionary measures applied by the UAE to combat the outbreak of the new Corona virus (Covid-19).

This trip comes in the wake of Emirates' obtaining the necessary approvals to operate limited flights to certain destinations, which was started to be implemented from last Sunday, while those flights will contribute to transporting some passengers to those destinations that will include both: Heathrow , Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, and Zurich, with an average of four flights per week to London Heathrow, and three flights per week to Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich.

Patriotic duty

In addition, Chief Operating Officer Adel Al-Reda expressed Emirates Air’s pride in contributing to returning the citizens of the country to the homeland, at a time when the entire world is facing an exceptional circumstance and a huge challenge that has greatly limited international travel.

He added, “This step comes within the framework of (Emirates Airlines) commitment to its national duties, and its keenness to translate this commitment into action on the ground that serves the country and citizens, and contributes to their comfort and achieving their happiness, and emphasizes the importance of the participation of all institutions and sectors in enhancing the efforts made, from "Yes, to overcome the consequences of the (Corona) pandemic, which the world is lining up to address in order to eliminate it."

Preventative measurements

Al-Reda stressed that all preventive and precautionary measures have been taken regarding the arrival of this flight, including conducting all tests related to detecting any possible infections with the Corona virus among passengers, through cooperation with the distinguished medical staff of the Dubai Health Authority and all government agencies located at the airport. Dubai International, with a commitment to quarantine for a period of 14 days, pursuant to the procedure adopted in this regard, to ensure that they are completely free of the virus, in order to confirm the highest levels of protection for the individual and society in accordance with the instructions of the competent authorities, particularly the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the Health Authority in Dubai, Pursuant to the guidance issued by the World Health Organization and the International Civil Aviation Union (ICAO).

The first flight arrived from Heathrow, with 42 citizens and their families on board.

- Perform all necessary checks for all travelers on arrival, and compel them to quarantine 14 days.