Today January 23, 2022

Emirates to resume passenger operations to Accra from today

Emirates will resume its passenger services between Accra and Dubai from today 13 January 2022, with the first flight taking off this morning at 0740hrs DXB time. Emirates will operate daily flights between Accra and Dubai and onwards to over 120 global destinations on the airline’s network.

Emirates flight EK788 departs from Accra at 18:50hrs, arriving in Dubai at 06:20hrs the next day. EK787 departs Dubai at 07:40hrs, arriving in Accra at 12:05hrs. All flights can be booked on, with OTAs and via travel agents.

Reinstatement of operations to and from Accra was due to the remarkable leadership and initiative of the Ghanaian government, which led efforts and worked closely with other government, health and regulatory stakeholders in both Ghana and the UAE to implement and enforce rigorous health and safety protocols for travellers.

All passengers with Dubai as their final destination must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved PCR testing laboratory within 48 hours of departure. Approved laboratories are LEDing, Frontier, Airport Clinic, MDS-Lancet and Akai House Clinic.

Validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected. Passengers must also present a negative COVID-19 Rapid or Real-Time PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within 6 hours of departure. Approved laboratories for rapid testing are LEDing and Frontier, which are both a walking distance from Terminal 3.

Emirates will only take the original stamped and signed hard copy of the COVID-19 PCR & Rapid PCR test certificate with a QR code from approved laboratories to be accepted for travel, and all documents must be presented upon check-in. All PCR Tests will be validated through the Trusted Travel/PanaBios Platform.

Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional COVID-19 PCR test and remain in self-quarantine until the results of the test are received. Children under the age of 12 are exempted.

Passengers travelling from Ghana (ACC) and transiting in Dubai are only required to follow the rules and requirements of their final destination.

For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit: –

Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July 2020, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

Dubai is currently hosting the world for Expo 2020, until March 2022. Through the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world. Its programme is packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests, including a rich line-up of themed weeks, entertainment, and edutainment. Art and culture fans, as well as food and technology enthusiasts, can explore exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and more.

Flexibility and Assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services and recently took its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, which have been extended to 31 May 2022, Covid-19 medical travel insurance, and is helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

Health and safety: Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as a top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers with even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass, which can now be used across 50 airports served by Emirates.

Source: Ghana Web



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