Is your travel bug itching? Emirates has announced it will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, starting from 14th July 2021, further expanding its European network to 34 destinations, and offering customers worldwide more travel choices and enhanced connectivity via Dubai.
With a successful vaccination programme and an overall decrease in daily COVID-19 cases in the country, Malta officially welcomed UAE tourists back on 1st June. Known for its beautiful beaches and diverse archaeological sites, customers travelling from the UAE can now enjoy quarantine-free travel to one of the most exciting Mediterranean destinations.
Flights to/from Malta will operate three times weekly through the airline’s existing Larnaca service on its two-class Boeing 777-300LR, offering 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 386 ergonomically designed seats in Economy class.
1. Emirates flight EK 109 will depart Dubai (DXB) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8am, arriving in Larnaca (LCA) at 11.10am. The flight will leave Larnaca at 12.20pm, arriving in Malta (MLA) at 2.05pm.
2. The return flight, EK 110 leaves Malta at 3.35pm, arriving in Larnaca at 7pm. The flight will leave Larnaca at 8.10pm, arriving 1.05am arriving in Dubai the next day. Emirates customers also have seamless access to European cities via the airline’s codeshare agreement with Air Malta.
As more international destinations begin easing their entry restrictions, Emirates will expand its services to provide more choice and convenience for customers who can now plan travel to more than 30 cities in 20 countries across the Emirates network that have opened their doors for tourism and business, quarantine free.
Emirates will now operate over 280 weekly flights in July from Dubai to cities in Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa, and other popular island getaways, for travellers who want to start their long-awaited adventures and experiences this summer without the hassle, cost or stress of quarantine.
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Effective 2nd June 2021, Emirates customers travelling to Malta, who are five years of age or older, are required to hold a negative COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta, the Emirates release said.
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. For more details on entry requirements to Malta, customers can check the travel requirements page.
As part of the Incentives for Free Independent Travellers (Fit) Scheme (https://www.mta.com.mt/en/news-details/293) launched by the Malta Tourism Authority to boost tourism, Emirates passengers visiting the Maltese Islands for a minimum of three nights can also enjoy discounted rates offered by local hotels in Malta and earn up to EUR200 credit when booking directly through them. More information on this can be found via https://www.mta.com.mt/en/markets.
Travellers departing from Malta to UAE should check and follow the applicable official COVID-19 health directives and take the necessary tests and measures as indicated by the directives.