Emirates to resume flights to Moscow this week

The airline will fly to the Russian capital twice a week

Emirates is resuming two flights a week to Moscow, Russia, from September 11. Unsplash 
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Emirates will resume flights to Moscow this week, which will bring the airline's global network to 85 cities in September.

The Dubai airline will recommence flights to the Russian capital on Friday, September 11, which means it will soon service a total of 26 European cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Glasgow.

Emirates will operate the five-and-a-half-hour flights to Moscow twice a week, on Fridays and Saturdays, on a Boeing 777-300ER. On Fridays, Emirates flight EK133 will depart Dubai at 10.10am, and arrive in Moscow at 2.25pm, local time. The return flight, EK134, will depart Moscow at 5.35pm and arrive in Dubai at 11.35pm.

On Saturdays, flight EK131 will depart Dubai at 4.15pm, arriving at 8.30pm. The return flight, EK132 will depart at 11.20pm and arrive in Dubai at 5.30am the following day.

Emirates gradually resumes operations

The airline most recently announced it was resuming flights to Amman, Jordan, and Thailand, as well as five cities in Africa – Conakry in Guinea, Dakar in Senegal, Accra in Ghana, Abidjan on the Ivory Coast and Lusaka, Zambia's capital.

Travellers must show a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate before being accepted on any Emirates flight arriving or transiting in Dubai. These tests results cannot be substituted for laser test results or any other type of test.

Last month, Emirates's chief operating officer, Adel Al Redha, said the airline hopes to have its full network of 143 destinations operational by summer next year.

Free Covid-19 travel protection

Emirates has introduced a number of measures to protect travellers when flying with the airline.
Emirates has introduced a number of measures to protect travellers when flying with the airline.

Emirates is offering free cover for Covid-19 related costs to all travellers on any flight departing between now and October 31, 2020.

Valid for 31 days from the first sector of each journey, it covers travellers for medical costs, quarantine expenses and repatriation costs if they are diagnosed with the virus when travelling.

The cover does not extend to Covid-19 tests and all travellers flying to the UAE must be tested for the virus before flying, from approved clinics where available. Some visitors will undergo secondary tests for the virus at Dubai International Airport.

Passengers leaving Dubai for Europe, or to any destination where it is mandatory, will also need to take another Covid-19 test before they can board a flight.

All travellers are advised to check the latest requirements for their country of origin and their intended destination regularly before travelling because rules and restrictions can change with very little notice.

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