Flying with Emirates? Wear a face mask and gloves says the airline - The National

As Emirates gets set to launch a regular schedule of repatriation flights out of Dubai, the airline has told travellers to wear face masks and gloves when flying.

“Passengers are reminded to bring their own face masks, hand gloves and abide by social distancing rules,” states Emirates on its website.

The airline also advised travellers to be ready for enhanced security checks at Dubai Airport Terminal 2, where all flights will temporarily depart from. This includes thermal scanning for every passenger.

Cabin baggage restrictions

Cabin baggage on Emirates repatriation flights is limited to laptop bags, handbags, baby items and . All other cabin baggage must be checked in. Courtesy flickr / Maurizio Pesce  
Cabin baggage on Emirates repatriation flights is limited to laptop bags, handbags and baby items. All other cabin baggage must be checked in. Courtesy flickr / Maurizio Pesce

Anyone booking a special services flight with Emirates out of Dubai will be allocated very limited cabin baggage.

Travellers can bring a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items into the cabin, but any other items must be checked-in.

“Passengers are reminded to check-in and arrive three hours ahead of departure at Dubai Airport Terminal 2 to avoid any delays,” reads Emirates’s website.

Book online, not via embassies

Until now, repatriation flights had to be booked via country-specific embassies. With booking now open on Emirates, travellers do not need to contact their embassy for any permission or documents to travel.

Those you want to fly out should check their eligibility before booking flights. Travel restriction information is constantly changing and is available to view via IATA’s information page.

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