Published on : Monday, July 5, 2021
Emirates said that the flights to and from the Saudi Arabia will be suspended until further notice as instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Saudi Kingdom’s aviation regulator.
The ban comes into effect on July 4 at 2300 hrs local time, said Emirates. Customers with Saudi Arabia as their final destination, arriving on or after July 5 2021, will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin. The Emirates’ last flights to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on July 4 are as follows: Dubai Jeddah Dubai – EK2805 / EK2806, Dubai Riyadh Dubai – EK2817/ EK 2818, Dubai Dammam Dubai – EK2821/ EK2822
The Dubai carrier’s announcement comes after Saudi Arabia said it will suspend flights with four countries, including the UAE due to COVID-19 concerns.
Starting from today, flights will be suspended with the UAE, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Afghanistan and all arrivals including citizens and foreigners from these countries will be subjected to institutional quarantine.