Emirates Restarts Service to Five African Countries

Emirates has resumed passenger services to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa effective from January 29.


  • Emirates resumed passenger services to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and three South African countries, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
  • All passengers travelling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination require a 48-hour PCR test.
  • Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional COVID-19 PCR test.

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Emirates resumed passenger services between Dubai and five African countries starting from January 29. Key services restored are to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and three South African countries Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Emirates Dubai – South Africa Flights

Flights between Dubai and South Africa are operated as daily flights to and from Johannesburg, effective January 29, and Emirates will offer double daily services from February 01. Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will operate daily from February 01.

Emirates Dubai – Johannesburg Flights

Emirates’ flight EK 761 departs Dubai at 04.40hrs and lands in Johannesburg at 10.55hrs. Flight EK 762 departs from Johannesburg at 13.25hrs, arriving in Dubai at 23.45hrs. The second daily flight, EK 763, will leave Dubai at 10.05hrs and arrive at Johannesburg at 16.30hrs. The return flight, Emirates EK 764, will leave Johannesburg airport at 18.50hrs, arriving in Dubai at 05.05hrs the next day.

Emirates Dubai – Cape Town Flights

Emirates EK 772 from Dubai to Cape Town will depart at 03.55 hrs and arrive in Cape Town at 11.45hrs. Flight EK 771 will leave Cape Town airport at 18.25hrs, landing in Dubai at 05.55 hrs the next day. Emirates EK 775 will depart Dubai at 10.35hrs and land in Durban at 17.05hrs, and EK 776 will fly from Durban at 19.00hrs, arriving in Dubai at 05.15hrs the next day.

Emirates Dubai-Nairobi Flights

Emirates operates ten weekly flights to Nairobi from January 29. Emirates EK 719 and 720 will operate on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, taking off from Dubai at 09.35hrs and arriving in Nairobi at 13.45hrs. The flight will leave Nairobi at 15.30hrs, landing in Dubai at 21.30hrs.

Flight EK 721 and 722 will fly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with flight EK 721 taking off from Dubai at 02.10hrs, arriving in Nairobi at 06.20hrs. Flight EK 722 will leave Nairobi at 23.55hrs, arriving in Dubai at 05.55hrs.

Emirates Dubai - Ethiopia Flights

Emirates flights to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, now operate daily from January 30, with EK 723 taking off from Dubai at 09.25hrs, arriving in Addis Ababa at 12.40hrs. Emirates EK 724 leaves Addis Ababa at 15.05hrs, arriving in Dubai at 20.15hrs.

Emirates Dubai – Tanzania Flights

Emirates operates to Dar Es Salaam with five flights a week from January 30. Flight EK 725 takes off from Dubai at 09.30hrs, arriving in Dar Es Salaam at 13.55hrs. Emirates EK 726 leaves Dar Es Salaam at 15.25hrs, landing in Dubai at 21.50hrs.

Emirates Dubai – Zimbabwe Flights

Emirates operates flights to Harare with six weekly flights from January 30. Emirates EK 713 leaves Dubai at 09.20 hrs, with a stop in Lusaka, and arrives in Harare at 17.00hrs. The flight EK 714 takes off from Harare at 18.45hrs, stopping in Lusaka and continuing to Dubai to arrive at 06.25hrs the next day.

All passengers travelling from the African destinations under the Emirates network with Dubai as their final destination will require to undergo a 48-hour PCR test. Passengers must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate and validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected. Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional COVID-19 PCR test and remain in self-quarantine until the test results are received.

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