Emirates announces repatriation flights to the Philippines

Siobháin Spear
Apr 16, 2020

The airline will operate three flights to assist Filipinos to get home from the UAE.

April 16: To help more Filipinos in the UAE to return to their home country, Emirates has announced that it will operate three more flights from Dubai to Manila next week.

The airline has reiterated that only citizens of the Philippines and those who meet the entry requirements of the destination will be allowed to board.

Repatriation flights to the Philippines

In order to assist with the number of residents and visitors who need to return to the Philippines, Emirates will operate the flights on the following dates:

  • April 20
  • April 22
  • April 24

Similar to other repatriation flights that Emirates has operated thus far, for health and safety reasons, the airline will offer a modified inflight service that reduces contact and the risk of infection.

How can I book an Emirates flight?

Flights can be booked by eligible passengers on www.emirates.com. Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations, and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.

If you are seeking further clarity on repatriation bookings, Emirates has outlined steps for how to book a repatriation flight; you can check emirates.com for the latest travel updates

Important information for passengers

With the increase of services and flights out of Dubai, Emirates have recommenced its operation at Dubai International airport Terminal 3. Customers will be required to follow all health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.

During this time, there will be no online check-in and seat selection available and services such as chauffeur drive and lounge will not be available in any of the destinations.

Emirates will also offer amended services on these flights. Magazines and other print reading material will not be available, and while food and beverages will continue to be offered on board, packaging and presentation will be modified to reduce contact during meal service and the risk of infection.

Cabin baggage will not be accepted on these flights. Carry-on items allowed in the cabin will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items. All other items have to be checked in, and Emirates will add the cabin baggage allowance to customers’ check-in baggage allowance.

Passengers are required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft.  Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure. Emirates’ check-in counters will only process passengers holding confirmed bookings to the above destinations.

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