The Dubai airline has said that travellers flying to Dubai with Emirates from Sudan and Nigeria need to show negative Covid-19 test results before being allowed to board flights.
It added the two African countries to a list of 10 existing destinations from which travellers must prove they are coronavirus free before flying.
Each passenger must produce a negative test certificate that has been issued by an approved laboratory, as specified by UAE authorities, in order to be accepted onto the flight by Emirates staff.
In Nigeria, there are some 50 approved clinics designated by the UAE in several states across the country. In Sudan, travellers can take their test at Alya Hospital, Royal Care Hospital, Fadhell Hospital or Stak Laboratory.
However, a complete list of approved UAE clinics can be found on the Emirates website.
The Airline further instructed that all certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted by Emirates.
The affected countries include, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sudan and Tanzania.
Commercial flights to Dubai were grounded in March as part of efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19, but Emirates is rebuilding its network as travel restrictions ease.
Tourists can now travel to Dubai, as Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to more than 50 destinations across six continents.
The Dubai airline has also introduced its A380 superjumbo back into service. The world’s largest passenger jet is now flying from Dubai to London and Paris, and will begin operating to Amsterdam from 1 August.