The UAE closed all of it's Airports Oct. 28th

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I have a flight on Ethiopian USA to Harare Oct 8th!
 

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I thought maybe you were time travelling? :A Whistle:
 

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I have a flight on Ethiopian USA to Harare Oct 8th!
Looks like Terminal 2 is closed. The flights from there have been rescheduled to the other two terminals.
 

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I am not sure where you got your information? I just checked see nothing?
 

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hmmmm.

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https://www.dubaiairports.ae/flight-status?type=arrival
 

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I just googled UAE airport closures, I see nothing happening at this time. Closures from back in March?

I also went to Emirates web site, nothing there?
 

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Abu Dhabi closed T2 (back in March) that will not affect Emirates as they fly from Dubai. Etihad flies from Abu Dhabi, and Etihad was having problems before Covid, so that not really surprising.
 

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Same here...saw it on Google Search....UAE closes all airports
 

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Latest Covid-19 UpdateOct 26, 2020, 13:00 PM
Dubai Airports continues to support the increase in scheduled passenger flights for approved airlines to and from Dubai International (DXB). On June 23, 2020 UAE airspace was officially re-opened by the authorities and travel to Dubai for tourism was permitted from July 7, 2020.
It is advised that anyone planning to travel to or from Dubai International (DXB) be fully aware of specific requirements that may be in place for travel. For further information, passengers are strongly advised to contact their airline of choice prior to travel.
UAE Nationals and Residents
- All UAE residents, holding a valid residency visa, must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test before arriving into DXB, no more than 96hrs before schedule flight departure time, at an officially recognised testing centre.
- UAE Nationals are exempt from this requirement and will be tested on arrival.
- The negative COVID-19 PCR test result must be presented in printed certificate format by the traveller on arrival to DXB. The certificate must be in English or Arabic No handwritten certificates will be permitted.
- All Dubai residents must get approvals from GDRFA before returning to DXB.
- Resident visa holders from other Emirates must get approvals from ICA before returning to DXB.
- UAE Nationals and residents departing from DXB are advised to follow the requirements of their final destination, as some may require an additional negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to be presented before leaving DXB.
- Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR test requirements.
- On arrival to DXB, UAE residents and Nationals must download and register on the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
Tourists
Travel to Dubai for tourism was permitted from July 7, 2020 and the city is now welcoming tourists from around the world once again. Guidelines for travel are as follows:
- All tourists must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test before arriving into DXB, no more than 96hrs before schedule flight departure time, at an officially recognised testing centre.
- The negative COVID-19 PCR test result must be presented in printed certificate format by the traveller on arrival to DXB. The certificate must be in English or Arabic No handwritten certificates will be permitted.
- Tourists with valid visa or visa on arrival do not require pre-approvals to travel to DXB.
- All tourists departing from DXB are advised to follow the requirements of their final destination, as some may require an additional negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to be presented before leaving DXB.
- Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR test requirements.
- On arrival to DXB, tourists must download and register on the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
Transit Customers
- Before travel, transit customers must check with their airline and their final destination for specific requirements.
- Where required, those travelling through DXB must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test before arriving into DXB, no more than 96hrs before schedule flight departure time, at an officially recognised testing centre.
- The negative COVID-19 PCR test result must be presented in printed certificate format by the traveller on arrival to DXB. The certificate must be in English or Arabic No handwritten certificates will be permitted.
- Additional testing may be required on arrival at DXB.
- Children under the age of 12 and children with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR test requirements.
Information on officially approved labs for PCR testing can be found here:
https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-screening-documents/approved-laboratories.pdf
https://screening.purehealth.ae/application
For further information, passengers are strongly advised to contact their airline of choice prior to travel.
Dubai visa holder requirements
All Dubai resident visa holders who are flying back to DXB must still apply for and receive approval from the UAE’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs prior to travel by accessing the following web address:
https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx
Residence Visa from other Emirates
Those holding residence visas from Emirates other than Dubai must apply for and receive approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship’s (ICA) online system:
ICA eligibility registration for other emirates issued visas on https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/residents-entry-confirmation
Airport procedures
In order to maintain public safety and physical distancing requirements, all passengers departing from DXB are reminded to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Only valid ticket holders will be allowed into the terminal building
- Arrive at the airport no more than four (4) hours before your scheduled flight time, and no less than two (2) hours.
- Protective mask must be worn by all travellers.
- Passengers displaying symptoms are advised to not come to the airport and seek medical advice.
- Passengers are further encouraged to consult the detailed information on passenger procedures for arriving, departing and connecting flights, available in the links below.
Airport safety measures
Precautionary measures have been implemented throughout the airport to maintain the health and safety of our customers and staff. These measures include hand sanitiser stations around the airport, protective plexiglass at check-in and immigration counters, thermal and temperature screening, social distancing markers and increased levels of cleaning and sanitisation in compliance with international standards set out by the relevant authorities.
Check your terminal before flying
All Emirates airline flights operate from DXB’s Terminal 3.
All other airlines will operate from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.
Accordingly, all passengers must consult their ticket/airline to confirm terminal of operation at all times before coming to the airport.
Dubai Airports continues to be fully committed to supporting the measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of our valued customers, our community and our employees.
We continue to urge you to stay safe.
Dubai Airports
 

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Flying in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport​

What you need to know about our inbound and outbound special flights​


Although commercial flying has been suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak, special flights are now operating in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

Should you be booked on one of these flights, you will be allowed access to the airport.

However, for the sake of your own safety, and the safety of your fellow travellers, we ask that you follow the below instructions:

· Please ensure that you and your children are wearing facemasks and disposable gloves at all times

· Please maintain a two metre distance from other passengers at all times, be you standing, walking, or sitting.



For your safety, we have introduced a range of new measures as highlighted the video below


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)​

If you have further queries on travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport, please reference our FAQs document below.​

 

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Hopefully this is correct
 

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It might be best you call a travel agent and ask they take over your reservation. The $100 fee saves a lot of stress in situations like this. I was nearly stuck in South Africa this March because flights closing down on me, they definitely earned their fee. I can’t imagine traveling without one now during covid.
 

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