Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19: Emirates, flydubai resume flights to Saudi Arabia as borders reopen

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 4, 2021

(KT file)

Saudi Arabia reopened borders on Sunday.

Dubai-based carriers Emirates and flydubai have announced resumption of flights to Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom reopened land, sea and air borders on Sunday.

Flydubai resumed flights to Dammam International Airport and Riyadh International Airport. However, Jeddah flights, which are now open for booking, will be effective from February, Wam reported.

The company said the announcement comes in line with the directives issued by concerned authorities, and urged all travellers to check IATA Travel Centre or its website:, ahead of booking their flights, or call (971) 600 54 44 45.

Emirates also announced resumption of flights to Saudi Arabia.

Emirates flights to and from Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh have resumed with effect from January 3, 2021. All customers, excluding Saudi nationals, who hold a ticket to Saudi and have visited Argentina, Brazil, India, South Africa or United Kingdom within the last 14 days will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin, a recent travel update said.

Affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking options.

To receive update notifications, customers are requested to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting Manage your booking.


Emirates flights to and from Oman have resumed with effect from 28 December 2020.


Emirates flights to and from Kuwait have resumed with effect from January 2, 2021.

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Coronavirus Pandemic
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=KT&date=20210614&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=210619475&Ref=AR&profile=1913 macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1913,1000 macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery