The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (Ncema) updated entry procedures, saying flight arrivals could resume from: Botswana, Congo Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
It also said that entry procedures have been updated for flights originating from Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda.
The new rules came into effect at 2.30pm on Saturday.
12 African nations where UAE flights restrictions were lifted:
The Drakensberg escarpment in Lesotho. Flight arrivals can resume from the country on January 29, UAE authorities said. Photo: Jandre van der Walt/ Unsplash
Flying between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg
Passengers arriving from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi will need a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure, as well as a negative rapid PCR test taken within six hours of departure.
They will also need to take another PCR test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.
More information is available on etihad.com/destinationguide or through the mobile app.
Emirates resumes flights to five African countries
Emirates airline resumed flights to Johannesburg on Saturday, alongside Cape Town and Durban in South Africa, as well as services to four other African nations, namely Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Flights between Dubai and South Africa will now operate daily to and from Johannesburg, departing at 4.40am, and twice-daily from Tuesday, with the second leaving Dubai at 10.05am.
Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will operate daily from Tuesday. The Dubai to Cape Town route will depart at 3.55am, while the Durban flight will leave at 10.35am.
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