Dubai has removed five African countries from its ‘red list’, includingGhana, Angola, Uganda, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire, leaving out Kenya i
Thus, with effect from 13th January 2022, Emirates resumed passenger services to and from Guinea (CKY), Cote d’Ivoire (ABJ), Ghana (ACC), Uganda (EBB) and Republic of Angola (Luanda).
On December 12th 2021, Emirates suspended all flights between Nigeria and Dubai in response to a recent directive by Nigerian authorities limiting flights to only one a week.
On December 17th 2021, the UAE suspended entry of passengers from the Republic of Congo and tightened restrictions on flights from a number of other African nations, as per a directive from the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority.
Starting December 26th 2021, Dubai indefinitely extended suspended flights from Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. This happened as travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for COVID-19 after arrival in the Middle East nation, despite carrying negative test results.
In retaliation, Kenya suspended all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) in early January 2022.