Updated December 2021
Emirates Airlines have announced some significant flight cancellations impacting many passengers returning from holiday breaks. With effect from 28 December 2021, travellers from Angola and Guinea will not be accepted for travel or transit through Dubai until further notice.
Passengers on direct or transit flights from the two countries will not be permitted to travel to Dubai. However, Emirates has announced that outbound passenger operations from Dubai to both these destinations will continue.
Passengers travelling from Conakry (Guinea) to Dakar (Senegal) will not be accepted for travel. Those affected by the decision will not be required to call the airline for rebooking. They can continue to hold on to their Emirates ticket till the flights resume and then contact their travel agent or booking office and re-schedule their flights to reach their desired destination.
The UAE had previously announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. The temporary flight suspension was followed by decisions to tighten Covid-19 rules for those entering the UAE from COVID-19 affected regions.