(05 July 2021)
Emirates resumed flights to Phuket, Thailand last
The Dubai-based airline will initially operate the service with four
flights per week, increasing to six per week from 1 August.
Under the Phuket Sandbox tourism initiative,
international travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID19
can fly to Phuket without having to quarantine for 15 nights in a
hotel room as they would need to elsewhere in the Kingdom.
They do however need to pay for their hotel and a
minimum of three COVID19 tests in advance, as well as purchase
suitable insurance and apply for a certificate of entry (COE)
Emirates will operate the Dubai-Phuket route
with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration.
Emirates flight EK378 is scheduled to depart Dubai
(DXB) on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 03:00 and
arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT) at 12:30 the same
day. The airline will operate the two additional flights on
Mondays and Thursdays from 1 August.
Emirates flight EK379 is timed to depart Phuket at
00:10 on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, arriving in
Dubai at 03:05 the same day. From 1 August, additional flights on
Tuesdays and Fridays will be added to the weekly schedule.
Emirates IATA Travel Pass
The airline is scaling up its IATA Travel Pass
capabilities on its flights between Dubai and the following
cities: London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow,
Frankfurt, Charles de Gaulle, and Amsterdam.
Passengers can now use IATA Travel Pass to access
the latest COVID19 related travel information including the
location of PCR test labs, and manage their COVID19 travel
documentation such as vaccination and latest PCR test results.
Passengers on these flights will receive an SMS
and email with the activation code and instructions on downloading
the IATA Travel Pass app.
The airline plans to extend the IATA Travel Pass
to all routes across its network in the coming weeks.
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