Emirates planning to restart both its Lyon and Nice services as France begins to open up to non-essential travellers.
Emirates will resume flights from Dubai to Nice from 2 July and Lyon from 9 July, initially offering 4 flights a week to each city. The move is in line with France easing its entry requirements for visitors, starting tomorrow, 9 June.
Planned operations are as follows:
Dubai – Nice
EK077 DEPART DXB 08:45 ARRIVE NCE 13:40 EK078 DEPART NCE 15:55 ARRIVE DXB 00:10+1 Commenced 2nd July Operates Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays Booked Equipment: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Dubai – Lyon Saint Exupéry
EK081 DEPART DXB 14:34 ARRIVE LYS 19:30 EK078 DEPART LYS 21:45 ARRIVE DXB 06:05+1 Commences 9th July Operates Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays Booked Equipment: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Data: Emirates
Both routes will use an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER to operate the services. In addition, Emirates currently operates 14 weekly flights to/from Paris with the Airbus A380.
Customers in the UAE are eligible for quarantine-free entry into France from the 9th of June if they have completed the two-week period after taking both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine.
In addition, fully vaccinated customers must also hold a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT valid for 72 hours before departure, or a Rapid Antigen test result no more than 48 hours old.
For more details on entry requirements to France, customers can check the travel requirements page on emirates.com.
With France adjusting its entry criteria’s, airlines across the Atlantic, as well as in the Gulf are now waiting to take advantage of the latent passenger demand that has been building up for some time.
For those who are immunised, it is a chance to travel and explore.
Of course, you will need to ensure when you return to the UAE, you meet its entry requirements too.
But it is another welcome option for travellers who seek to spread their wings this summer.
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