TRAVEL | Emirates Is Hoping To Launch ‘Air Bridges’ With Other European Countries To Boost Travel


Air bridges allow tourists to travel between two countries without needing to quarantine

Expats and residents will soon be able to travel again! In a series of good news recently revealed by the UAE government and Emirates airline, local media is now reporting that Emirates is planning to open ‘air bridges’ with European countries.

Many countries have launches ‘air bridges’ allowing for visitors to enter and exit without the need of quarantine during the pandemic. The one between Australia and New Zealand was one of the first to have been announced. Cyprus has said it will cover all costs for anyone who tests positive for coronavirus while on holiday in a bid to bring tourists back to the island.

In an interview with Al Arabiya on Tuesday, Adel Al Redha, CEO of Emirates, said: ‘Building air bridges between cities is very important and it’s currently useful. With agreements on certain measures, it could be done between cities to allow citizens and residents of the two countries to enter and exit without being quarantined.

‘We have started talks with some countries and some cities in Europe to operate some of these flights with certain agreements’.

Currently, countries in Europe are requiring visitors to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. However, agreements between countries, particularly those with low cases of coronavirus, could see the two-week period waived to allow tourist to travel without restrictions.

Rumor has it that the airline will make an announcement by the end of the month. So we’ll just have to wait and see.


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