Emirates unveil new safety measures
Emirates unveil new safety measures

Emirates unveils new safety rules including free hygiene kits for all passengers

With Emirates re-starting flights to nine destinations, they’ve released a range of new safety rules and measures to keep passengers and staff safe.

As soon as you check-in, passengers will be given a free hygiene kit including face masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser.

Thermal scanning will take place during the airport process. And protective safety barriers have been installed at each Emirates check-in desk and immigration counters.

On-board, toilets will be cleaned every 45 minutes thanks to a dedicated new member of staff. And passengers will board by row to allow for social distancing.

Hot food is back on the menu using sterilised cutlery. Passengers in premium seats meanwhile will get single-use menus and hygienically sealed pillows, blankets and headphones.

Plus, if you’re catching a connecting flight, passengers will be issued another Emirates‘ hygiene kit.

Low risk

“The risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is already very low, but we have spared no effort in reviewing and redesigning every step, from check-in to disembarkation,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer. “Every measure implemented is an additional reduction in risk, and taken altogether, our aim is really to make flying as safe as possible.”

Emirates have now resumed regular flights to nine destinations including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.