Emirates is to resume passenger services between Birmingham and Dubai.

The four-times weekly service will be operated by the Gulf carrier from September 1.

The United Arab Emirates remains on the list of countries the UK Foreign Office advises against travel to, and those returning from the country would have to quarantine on arrival in the UK.

Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to the UAE, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of where they are coming from. Dubai has been awarded the WTTC’s Safe Travel stamp.

Emirates also announced that it will resume flights between Dubai and Cebu, in the Philippines, from August 20, and between Dubai and Houston, Texas, in the US, from August 23.

This will bring the airline’s network to 74 destinations operating through its Dubai hub.

Emirates is offering free insurance if passengers are infected with Covid-19 during travel within 31 days of their outbound journey, on flights operating up to October 31.

On board, the airline is giving hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.