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Travel Season Intensifies as Emirates Expects Another Busy Weekend Ahead

Emirates expects high passenger volumes to pass through Terminal 3 at Dubai International this weekend, 16-17 July, as traveller numbers reach among their highest levels since the pandemic began. With added safety measures and COVID-19 travel requirement checks in place, travellers may encounter longer than expected waiting times at Emirates check-in counters.

Travel Season Intensifies as Emirates Expects Another Busy Weekend Ahead

Customers starting their journey from Dubai are encouraged to physically check in & drop their bags early to avoid long wait times. Customers can check-in for their flights up to 24 hours before departure, and those flying to the US can check-in 12 hours before departure.

Customers are also reminded to ensure they have all the relevant documents ready and review the latest travel requirements to their booked destination, including whether forms, vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests are required on the Emirates Travel Hub, which has the latest information for every country on the airline's route network.

Furthermore, all passengers are requested to check-in no later than 3 hours before departure. Customers who present themselves less than 60 minutes before their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. Online Check-in is also available 48 hours before departure. Customers are reminded to visit the Emirates check-in counters or contactless kiosks to complete the required travel documentation checks and formalities.

Customers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure and close 20 minutes before departure. If passengers report, late Emirates will not be able to accept them for travel.

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