Coronavirus: Emirates to operate some passenger flights from Dubai Airport's Terminal 3 from Sunday

Flights have been switched from Dubai International Airport's Terminal 2

FILE -- In this March 22, 2017 file photo, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai-based Emirates airlines says the U.S. has exempted it from a ban on laptops in airplane cabins. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)

Emirates is to resume passenger flights to "select destinations" from Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 from Sunday.

The limited number of journeys - announced by the airline last week - were previously operating out of Terminal 2.

Passengers departing from Dubai must undergo thermal scanning before being allowed to board.

Travellers are urged to wear face masks and gloves and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Emirates obtained approvals for a number of flights to Zurich and Brussels until Saturday, with flights to Paris taking place until Sunday and routes to London Heathrow and Frankfurt until Sunday, April 19.

"Passengers are advised to contact Emirates airline directly to seek additional information or book travel," read a statement on the Dubai Airports website.

The majority of passenger flights - except for a small number of emergency journeys - were grounded at midnight on March 25 as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

"Aside from the aforementioned Emirates airline operations, only vital cargo and emergency evacuation flights will operate from DXB and DWC during this period," the statement continued.

"Dubai Airports continues to be fully committed to supporting the measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of our valued customers, our community and our employees.

"We continue to urge you to stay safe."

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