Emirates Airlines is continuing to add Middle Eastern destinations to its flight schedule, the airline announced today.
On Wednesday, the Dubai-based carrier will resume flights to Cairo and Tunis. The airline said it would restart flights to destinations in Scotland and the Maldives on July 15 and 16, respectively, according to a press release.
Passenger flights in and out of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The revenue losses forced Emirates, a major global airline, to cut jobs.
Beginning July 1, UAE residents returning from abroad must first obtain proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the state news agency reported today.
In May, Emirates began resuming flights to multiple continents. It will be flying to 52 destinations with the July additions, the airline said.
Emirates continues to subject its routes to virus concerns. Last week, it stopped flights from Pakistan after an outbreak of the coronavirus on an Emirates flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong via Dubai.