Emirates will resume its thrice-weekly flights from Dubai to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, from July 14, 2021. Travellers from the UAE can avail of quarantine-free travel to the Mediterranean country.
The airline’s European network will therefore have increased to 34 destinations.
Flights to and from Malta will operate through the airline’s existing Larnaca service on its two-class Boeing 777-200LR.
Emirates flight EK109 will depart Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8am, arriving in Larnaca at 11.10am. The flight will leave Larnaca at 12.20pm, arriving in Malta at 2.05pm. Emirates customers can also avail of the carrier’s codeshare agreement with Air Malta for further travel to European destinations from Malta.
The return flight, EK110 leaves Malta at 3.35pm, arriving in Larnaca at 7pm. It will leave Larnaca at 8.10pm, arriving 1.05am in Dubai the next day.
Effective June 2, 2021, Emirates customers travelling to Malta, who are 5 years old and above, are required to hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta.
Passengers must also present a completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate at check-in to be accepted for travel to Malta. Fully vaccinated Maltese nationals or Malta residency permit holders may present a Maltese vaccination certificate instead of a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate when returning to Malta.
As part of the Incentives for Free Independent Travellers (Fit) Scheme launched by the Malta Tourism Authority to boost tourism, Emirates passengers visiting the Maltese Islands for a minimum of three nights can also avail of discounted rates offered by local hotels in Malta and earn up to EUR200 credit when booking directly through them.
There are now more than 30 cities in 20 countries across the Emirates network that travellers from the UAE can travel to for tourism and business, quarantine free.
The Dubai-based airline added that it will operate over 280 weekly flights in July from Dubai to cities in Europe, the US, Middle East and Africa, among other destinations.