Emirates Airlines will resume passenger flight services for Ghana and four other African countries today 13th January, 2021.
A statement issued on the airline’s website said, ‘‘With effect from January 13, Emirates will resume passenger services to and from Guinea (CKY), Cote d’Ivoire (ABJ), Ghana (ACC), Uganda (EBB) and the Republic of Angola (Luanda)”.
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However, the airline has made drastic changes to the previous Covid-19 protocols required from passengers for travel into Dubai. Passengers are required to have three PCR tests done before they will gain entry into the city.
Passengers from Ghana (ACC) travelling into Dubai must have a 48-hour PCR test result and a 6 hours Rapid PCR test done before boarding Emirates from Accra as well undergo a PCR on arrival test in Dubai.
Also, Passengers from Ghana (Acc) transiting through Dubai are exempt from the above rules only if the requirements for the final destination requires.
Below is the statement from the airline:
All passengers arriving and transiting Dubai must meet the following Covid-19 protocols;
Passengers travelling from Guinea (CKY), Uganda (EBB) or Ghana (ACC) with final destination DXB requires 48‑hours PCR and 06‑hours Rapid PCR and PCR on arrival in DXB.
Passengers travelling from Guinea (CKY), Uganda (EBB), Ghana (ACC) and Cote d’Ivoire (ABJ) and transiting DXB are only required to follow final destination rules i.e. no 48 hours PCR
or no 06‑hours PCR unless it is mandated by the final destination.
Passengers travelling from Angola (LAD) or Cote d’Ivoire (ABJ) and inbound DXB are required to have 72 hours PCR and PCR on arrival in DXB
Passengers travelling from Angola (LAD) and transiting DXB are only required to have 72 hours PCR.
Passengers travelling from CKY – DSS must follow final destination rules i.e. no 48 hours PCR or no 06‑hours PCR unless it is mandated by the final destination.
Passengers accepted for travel under the travel protocol must present a valid negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility within the
stipulated hours of departure, test validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.
Passengers who are required to undergo COVID 19 PCR test on arrival, must remain in self‑quarantine until they receive the test result.
But nationals of the UAE as well as children under the age of 12 are exempt from the above protocols.
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