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Emirates updates network status as more flights are grounded

Dubai-based airline says situation 'remains dynamic' and more changes may be made at short notice

Emirates updates network status as more flights are grounded

Emirates on Thursday added more flights to its list of suspended services in response to the latest developments in the Covid-19 outbreak around the world.

The Dubai-based airline said it is taking extra steps that go "above and beyond industry and regulatory requirements" to ensure customers’ health and comfort including enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft.

The UAE Government has temporarily suspended visas on arrival from Thursday.

Emirates said it is experiencing high call volumes due to Covid-19, adding that "the situation remains dynamic, and our flight schedules may change at short notice to comply with regulatory directives or operational requirements".

Flights have been suspended to the following destinations:

Africa:
Abidjan (via Accra): From 21 March – 20 May
Accra: From 20 March – 21 May
Algiers: From 18 March – 20 May
Cairo: From 19 March – 31 March
Casablanca: From 16 March - 31 March
Conakry: From 22 March – 19 May
Dakar (via Conakry): From 22 March – 19 May
Harare (via Lusaka): From 20 March – 20 May
Khartoum: From 18 March- 20 May
Lusaka: From 20 March- 20 May
Luanda: From 24 March- 19 May
Tunis: From 18 March- 20 May
Dubai-Mauritius: From 20 March – 2 April. During this time, passengers can only travel from Mauritius to Dubai as directed by Mauritian authorities.

Americas:
Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March- 20 May
Fort Lauderdale: From 13 March - 19 May
Mexico City (via Barcelona): From 20 March - 20 May
New York JFK – Milan: From 11 March - 20 May
New York EWR – Athens: From 13 March -  20 May
Rio de Janeiro: From 25 March- 20 May
Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March - 20 May

Asia:
Peshawar: From 15 March to 31 March, flights to/from Peshawar will be rerouted through Islamabad. Affected customers will need to make their own way to rerouted airports and will receive an email with their rebooking details.
Sialkot: From 15 March to 31 March, flights to/from Sialkot will be re-routed through Lahore. Affected customers will need to make their own way to rerouted airports and will receive an email with their rebooking details.
Dubai- Colombo: From 19 March - 25 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Colombo to Dubai as directed by Sri Lankan authorities.

Australasia:
Adelaide: From 23 March – 20 May

Europe:
Barcelona:From 20 March - 20 May
Bologna: From 13 March - 20 May
Budapest: From 25 March- 20 May
Geneva: From 27 March- 20 May
Istanbul (IST): From 17 March - 30 April
Istanbul (SAW): From 17 March - 31 March
Larnaca: From 17 March – 20 May
Lisbon: From 19 March – 15 April
Madrid: From 18 March - 20 May
Malta (via Larnaca): From 17 March - 20 May
Milan: From 13 March - 20 May
Porto: From 17 March - 19 May
Rome: From 14 March - 20 May
Venice: From 12 March - 20 May
Warsaw: From 15 March - 20 May

Far East:
Bangkok- Hong Kong: From 9 March - 20 May
Guangzhou: From 05 February - 30 April
Shanghai: From 05 February -30 April
Taipei: From 16 March - 20 May
Dubai- Hanoi: From 18 March until further notice. During this time, passengers can only travel from Hanoi to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.
Dubai- Ho Chi Minh: From 18 March until further notice. During this time, passengers can only travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.

Gulf, Middle East:
Amman: From 17 March – 30 April
Baghdad: From 17 March  – 30 April
Basra: From 17 March - 31 March
Beirut: From 17 March - – 30 April
Dammam: From 09 March until further notice
Jeddah: From 09 March until further notice
Kuwait City: From 14 March - 31 March
Madinah: From 09 March until further notice
Riyadh: From 09 March - 31 March
Tehran: From 26 February until further notice

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