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Emirates to resume flights to Venice from July

    • The airline will also increase its flights to Milan 

    • Travelers must also take a Rapid Antigen swab test on arrival in Italy

    From next month travelers with a negative Covid test result can hop on to an Emirates plane and fly to Venice as the airline looks to make the most out of the boost in trade and tourism connectivity between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Italy.

    Emirates will resume flights between Dubai and Venice from 1 July, initially offering 3 flights a week on the route. The airline will also increase services to Milan from 8 to 10 weekly flights in July. This will comprise of a daily service on the Dubai-Milan-New York JFK route, and a 3-weekly return flights between Dubai and Milan. Together with Emirates’ 5 weekly flights to Rome and 3 weekly flights to Bologna, this will take the airline’s total services to Italy to 21 weekly flights to 4 cities in July. Emirates will serve Venice, Milan, Rome and Bologna with its modern and comfortable widebody Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

    Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “We welcome the Covid-Tested flight arrangements and would like to thank the Italian and UAE authorities for their ongoing efforts to ease and facilitate international travel. The UAE has a strong and longstanding relationship with Italy and the safe return of air connectivity will help boost mutual trade and tourism.” 

    Emirates’ expansion of flight services in Italy follows the start of “Covid-Tested flight” arrangements, which allow its passengers to travel to Italy without quarantine on arrival. Effective 2 June, Emirates customers travelling to Italy aged 2 years and above, are required to hold a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT or Rapid Antigen test result valid for 48 hours prior to departure. Travelers must also take a Rapid Antigen swab test on arrival in Italy, at their own cost. For more details on entry requirements to Italy, customers can check the travel requirements page on emirates.com.