The flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates, Emirates, is set to resume operations between Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka. Effective 04 September 2020, the airline will operate two weekly return flights on board a Boeing 777-300ER to Zambia’s capital. Emirates will serve Lusaka on Fridays and Sundays. Flight EK 713 will depart from Dubai at 08:20, arriving in Lusaka at 13:30. The return flight, EK 714, will depart Lusaka at 15:30, arriving in Dubai at 00:25 the next day.
Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the United Arab Emirates), including United Arab Emirates citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.
Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should customers be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.