Strict Covid-19 precautionary measures are being imposed on Emirates flights and at Dubai airport to try to ensure the health and safety of staff and passengers.
All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now wear personal protective equipment, including a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, a safety visor as well as masks and gloves.
Passengers must wear masks and gloves throughout their journey from check-in until they disembark.
Vacant seats are being allocated between passengers or family groups to observe social distancing protocols.
Gloves and masks are now mandatory for all passengers and employees at Dubai international airport.
Thermal scanners monitor the temperatures of all people using the airport.
Physical distancing indicators have been placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance during check-in and boarding.
Protective barriers have been installed at each check-in desk to provide additional safety reassurance to passengers and employees.
Emirates has also modified its in-flight services for health and safety reasons.
Food and drink continue to be offered in the form of bento-style boxes to reduce contact between the crew and passengers during meal service and minimise risk of interaction.
The provide customers with sandwiches, drinks, snacks and desserts.
Magazines and other print reading material have been removed temporarily.
Cabin baggage is not bring accepted on flights with carry-on items limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items.
All other items must be checked in, and Emirates will add the cabin baggage allowance to customers’ check-in baggage allowance.
All aircraft will undergo enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai after each flight.