Travel News: June 8th 2021

emirates restarts famous france routes: nice and lyon

According to the official press release from Emirates, the Dubai based national carrier will resume flights from Dubai to Nice from 2 July and Lyon from 9 July, initially offering 4 flights a week to each city. The move is in line with France easing its entry requirements for visitors, starting the 9th June. The lifting of entry restrictions will enable travellers based in the UAE to visit France without the need for quarantine.

Emirates customers in the UAE starting 9th of June are eligible for quarantine-free entry into France if they have completed the two week period after taking both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine. In addition, fully vaccinated customers must also hold a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT valid for 72 hours prior to departure, or a Rapid Antigen test result no more than 48 hours old. For more details on entry requirements to France, customers can check the travel requirements page on

Emirates will serve both Nice and Lyon with its modern and comfortable widebody Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates flight EK077 will depart Dubai to Nice on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, at 0845hrs, arriving at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport at 1340hrs. The return flight, EK078, will depart Nice at 1555hrs arriving in Dubai at 0010hrs the next day. Emirates flight EK081 will depart Dubai to Lyon on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, at 1435hrs, arriving at Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport at 1930hrs. The return flight, EK082, will depart Lyon at 2145hrs arriving in Dubai at 0605hrs the next day.

Emirates currently operates.. for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Emirates.


singapore airlines plans to return to manchester, UK

According to Kevincm, from, Singapore Airlines was flying to Manchaester since 1986. Due to the pandemic they were forces to stop flights, however since the Covid-19 new cases are showing a positive/declining trend in the EU and UK, the Singapore national carrier decided to restart the flights to the famous city of football/soccer in the UK. According to the article on, the services between Singapore and Manchester will restart on the 16th of July 2021, with the return segment from Manchester starting on the 17th.Planned operation is as follows:

SQ52 DEPART SIN 01:45 ARRIVE MAN 08:30, Operates Wednesday, Friday, Sunday SQ51 DEPART MAN 11:00 ARRIVE SIN  07:00+1 Operates Monday, Thursday Saturday

Mr Mohamed Rafi Mar, General Manager, UK and Ireland for Singapore Airlines, commented:

“Manchester and the northwest region have been a key part of our route network for over 30 years, so while it was never our intention to have an enforced break in service as has happened due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be able to make our return. As restrictions slowly ease, our dedicated Manchester staff are excited to welcome our customers back once more and we look forward to continuing our longstanding and deep connection with the city of Manchester and its surroundings.”

Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart said… for the rest of the news, please click here and continue reading on


canada plans to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers

According to Andrew Curran from Simple Flying, Canada is planning to ease its international border restrictions, specially for fully vaccinated travelers. Canada’s borders have been closed to most travelers since 2020, including travelers from the neighboring USA. But with vaccination rates increasing, Canadian government officials are indicating these rules may soon change.

As of now, travelers allowed into Canada, including returning Canadian citizens, now face tough 14-day quarantine periods. With the normally busy summer season underway, Canada’s airline industry is among many stakeholders pushing for an easing of border rules. Travelers who are only crossing the country via airport don’t have to enter to the mandatory 14-day quarantine, however currently all of them have to carry a negative Covid-19 PCR tests.

There are signs the Canadian Government is listening. Considering that the agreement that limits non-essential travel between Canada and the USA is expiring on June 21, many people believe that is a good time to change Canada’s travel restrictions.

“We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to come down in the United States and elsewhere around the world,” said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.

The Prime Minister said… for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Simple Flying.


it’s time to return kuwait flights to london, UK

According to Chris Loh from Simple Flying, the government of Kuwait announced on Twitter that direct flights to the UK will resume this coming Sunday. Translated from Arabic and posted on Simple Flying, this is what the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had to say:

“Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers, direct flights will be operated from the State of Kuwait to the United Kingdom, starting from Sunday 13/6/2021.”

Despite this positive news for Kuwait’s carriers, the country still has tight restrictions in place for who can and cannot enter the country. This makes it difficult for many of Kuwait’s non-citizen residents to travel abroad, as there is little confidence that they will be able to return to their homes.

Indeed, arrivals into Kuwait are currently quite limited. The… for further details, please click here and continue reading on Simple Flying.


U.S. forming Groups with experts to safely lift global travel restrictions

According to Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson from Reuters, the government of the United States is forming a work group of experts together with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom to determine how best to safely restart travel after 15 months of pandemic restrictions, a White House official said on Tuesday.

However currently we can’t expect to move quickly to lift orders that bar people from much of the world from entering the United States because of the time it will take for the groups to do their work. The White House informed airlines and others in the travel industry about the groups, the official said.

“While we are not reopening travel today, we hope that these expert working groups will help us use our collective expertise to chart a path forward, with a goal of reopening international travel with our key partners when it is determined that it is safe to do so,” the White House official said, adding “any decisions will be fully guided by the objective analysis and recommendations by public health and medical experts.”

The groups will be led by the White House COVID Response Team and the National Security Council and include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other U.S. agencies. Hopefully they will be able to agree to same safe solution and save the Summer travel for tourists in the United States.

For further details, please click here and continue reading on Reuters.


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