UAE authorities announced on June 3 that airports across the country would be allowed to operate flights. This applies only to transit flights, flights returning residents or citizens to the country, as well as repatriating expats. This information was announced during the video conference by the representative of the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority, Dr Saif Al Dhaheri.
It has already been announced that from June 4 airlines such as Etihad, Emirates, flydubai and Air Arabia will announce special flight schedules, and other large airlines of the country will join them in the near future.
In the next few days mandatory procedures will be adopted for airlines and airports that will fully ensure the safety of passengers on flights. It is also said that all precautionary measures will be taken to prevent threats to the health and well-being of people, and airline personnel have undergone comprehensive training and are ready to work in conditions of risk of infection.
The decision of the UAE authorities to suspend regular inbound and outbound flights remains valid at the moment. Any changes in this matter will be adopted in accordance with analyzes of the current situation.
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