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UAE residents are now allowed to travel abroad, with many major airlines starting to resuming operations. If you’re thinking of flying to London sometime soon, we’ve put together a short guide for your Dubai – London trip.
Key points UAE residents need to know before going abroad
All Emiratis looking to travel abroad must comply with the guidelines outlined by UAE authorities. A few things you need to know and prepare:
- Register yourself for Twajudi services
- Get tested for Coronavirus. The test must be conducted no more than 48 hours before the departure date and you must present the negative test results at both the departure and arrival airports via the Al HOSN app.
- You must obtain a valid international medical insurance covering your country of destination
Dubai airport rules and requirements
According to Dubai airport’s official website, there are a few guidelines passengers need to adhere to:
- Only valid ticket holders will be allowed into the terminal building
- You must not go to the airport more than 4 hours before your scheduled flight time
- Protective gloves and mask must be worn by all travellers
- Passengers displaying symptoms are advised to not come to the airport and seek medical advice
Starting from end of June, UK visa service has resumed in UAE, but they will only serve customers with a prior appointment.
Airlines serving this route and airport information
Now that many airlines have resumed the Dubai – London route, you have a few options you can choose from. For flights this month and the upcoming months, Wego has a few airlines operating Dubai to London flights, starting from AED 1,553 for direct, one-way Dubai to London trip through the end of July.
Major airlines serving this route include Emirates, with one-way trip starting from AED 1,553 and British Airways starting from AED 1,606. Other airlines also serve Dubai to London flights with one to two stops.
Note that all Emirates airline flights operate from DXB’s Terminal 3. All other airlines will operate from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.
Currently Emirates planes are only flying to London Heathrow Terminal 2.
General health tips when you’re at the airport and flying
- Pump up your immunity by eating good food and getting good sleep the night before you fly.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and other people as much as possible.
- Wipe down seats, belts, screens and meal trays
- Avoid touching your face, especially your nose and eyes.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or if soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer.
- Wear a face mask.
London airport rules and requirements
Before you fly to London, you need to complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive. You’ll need to provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate later. You must present these details on your arrival in England.
London Heathrow and Gatwick both require everyone to wear mask, so make sure you have yours on at all times.
London quarantine requirement
When you arrive in London from Dubai, you’ll be required to self isolate for 14 days.
*All prices are accurate at the time of writing