Emirates to operate additional repatriation flights to/from Bangalore in August

Middle eastern carrier, Emirates has announced that it will operate repatriation flights between Dubai and Bangalore on 21, 23 and 25 August 2020. The schedule for these flights are:

Flight Number
EK 565
EK 564

The flights can be booked on Emirates website and are shown as being operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Eligibility and guidelines for passengers travelling on Emirates flights from India

  • UAE National or Resident with valid visa will be permitted on the repatriation flights.
  • Indian national holding Tourist/Visit or any type of valid UAE visa will be permitted to travel from India on the above mentioned flights.
  • Seamen traffic is now permitted to Dubai. Please contact your local Emirates sales office for complete procedures.
  • If you hold a Dubai residence visa and you are flying back to Dubai, you must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA)
  • Residence visa holders of other Emirates will need to continue applying through The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) to get the approval if returning to UAE. The residents can book their flights on Emirates to enter Dubai.
  • Customer to carry a printout or digital copy of GDRFA approval at check-in.
  • Passengers are required to carry COVID-19 negative test result of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test conducted not more than 96 hours before departure. This excludes children under the age of 12 years and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability.
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has listed laboratories that perform the real-time RT-PCR test for Covid-19 across the country.
  • PCR test and certificate to be borne by the passenger. Only PCR test is acceptable. Alternate tests will not be accepted.
  • All travellers to Dubai, must complete this health declaration form and give it to the staff at check-in.
  • You will also need to complete the quarantine undertaking form given to you on board. Hand this form to the Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.
  • On arrival in Dubai, passenger will be required to take a PCR test and remain in at their residence until they receive the test result.
  • If the result is positive, passenger will be advised to follow health authority mandate, including self-isolation.
  • The customer must download the COVID-19-DXB Smart App, links are available click for both iOS and Android
  • Chauffeur Drive Service is not applicable on the repatriation flights departing from India.
  • For refunds please follow Covid refund guidelines.
  • Emirates is offering free cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs for passengers travelling on visit visas to UAE. For complete details.

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