Emirates to resume Dubai-Taipei flights

Emirates plans to resume flights to Taipei using Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts.(CNA)

TAIPEI (CNA) — Dubai-based Emirates Airline announced Monday that it will resume some flights between Dubai and Taipei from June 15, following an announcement by the United Arab Emirates government that it plans to lift restrictions on transit passenger services.

The carrier, which suspended daily flights between the two destinations on March 16, said it will offer round-trip flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Flight EK367 will depart from Taipei at 11:45 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 4:15 a.m. the next day, while EK366 will leave Dubai at 9 a.m. and arrive in Taipei at 9:35 p.m., the airline said.

Taipei is among the 16 cities to which Emirates will resume flights from Dubai starting June 15, the others include Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

However, with travel restrictions still in place in most countries, passengers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before their journeys, the airline said.

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place, including a mandatory coronavirus test by Dubai Health Authority and 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Dubai and a follow up test before the end of quarantine, according to Emirates.

All passengers arriving in Taiwan are required to undergo quarantine for a mandatory period of 14 days, in accordance with government regulations on travelers returning from overseas.