Flydubai to resume Flights from July 7 to 24 Cities

Flydubai has announced that it will resume scheduled commercial operations from July 7 next, initially to 24 destinations.

The Airlines which grounded operations at the end of March this year, said the number of destinations would increase to 66 over the course of the summer, with an increase in frequencies also planned.

Flights for the initial 24 destinations can now be booked on the airline’s website. Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey. Like its sister airline Emirates airline, strict Covid-19 protocols will be put in place for passengers.

Here’s what you need to know depending on whether you’re a Dubai citizen or resident travelling aboard, a visitor travelling to Dubai, or a resident returning to Dubai.

Procedures for UAE citizens and residents travelling abroad

Before booking your flight:

Check the IATA Travel Centre website to understand if any restrictions are in place at your destination of travel.
Make sure you book a return flight.
Ensure you have adequate international health insurance coverage.

Before travelling:

Print and complete a health declaration form stating you are free from COVID-19 symptoms.
Print and complete a quarantine undertaking form stating you will bear all costs of quarantine and treatment in the event you contract COVID-19.
Both forms need to be handed over to the Dubai Health Authority on arrival in Dubai.

Procedures for UAE residents returning to Dubai

Before booking your flight:

Before you book your flight, you must get an approval from Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). You can apply for the return permit through the GDRFA website.

Before travelling:

Print and complete a health declaration form stating you are free from COVID-19 symptoms.
Print and complete a quarantine undertaking form stating you will bear all costs of quarantine and treatment in the event you contract COVID-19.
Both forms need to be handed over to the Dubai Health Authority on arrival in Dubai.

Procedures for visitors travelling to Dubai

Before booking your flight:

Make sure you meet the visa requirements for the UAE.
Ensure you have adequate international health insurance coverage.

Before travelling:

Print and complete a health declaration form stating you are free from COVID-19 symptoms.
Print and complete a quarantine undertaking form stating you will bear all costs of quarantine and treatment in the event you contract COVID-19.
Both forms need to be handed over to the Dubai Health Authority on arrival in Dubai.

Take a PCR test ahead of travel and be able to present a negative result (issued no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Dubai). This means you will not be required to quarantine in Dubai.
If you are unable to obtain a PCR test result ahead of travelling, you will need to be PCR-tested on arrival at the airport in Dubai. You will need to quarantine until you receive your results.

All passengers arriving in Dubai

When you arrive in Dubai, you will need to:

Get PCR-tested at the airport (unless you are able to present a negative result issued within the last 96 hours). You will need to quarantine until you receive your results. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days.
Download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App (from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store) to register with the Dubai Health Authority before leaving the airport. There is free Wi-Fi available at Dubai International (DXB).
Don’t forget: You will need to comply with all the precautionary COVID-19 measures in place in Dubai, including wearing a mask, observing social distancing and washing your hands regularly.

All necessary forms are available on Flydubai Website.

Flydubai will operate to the 24 following destinations, subject to government approvals:

Addis Ababa (ADD)
Alexandria (HBE)
Almaty (ALA)
Amman (AMM)
Baku (GYD)
Beirut (BEY)
Belgrade (BEG)
Bucharest (OTP)
Dubrovnik (DBV)
Esfahan (IFN)
Juba (JUB)
Kabul (KBL)
Khartoum (KRT)
Kiev (KBP)
Krakow (KRK)
Lar (LRR)
Nur-Sultan (NQZ)
Prague (PRG)
Sarajevo (SJJ)
Shiraz (SYZ)
Sofia (SOF)
Tbilisi (TBS)
Tehran (IKA)
Yerevan (EVN)

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