Emirates makes ban on Accra, Abidjan flights indefinite
Emirates Airlines has extended the initial 48-hours ban for flights from Accra to Dubai indefinitely.
“Emirates flight suspension from Accra to Dubai effective December 27, 2021, is now extended until further notice,” AviationGhana quotes the airline.
Emirates gave the notice in its urgent broadcast sent to trade partners on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
The airline, however, said Dubai to Accra flights will continue for passengers holding confirmed bookings and meet entry requirements for Accra.
The carriage of passengers to and from Abidjan has also been suspended.
The suspension of flights, according to AviationGhana, is linked to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded on outbound flights arriving in Dubai from Accra and Abidjan.
On Monday, December 27, 2021, Ghana officially entered its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a record number of positive cases recorded.
The country’s active case count as of Thursday, January 6, 2022, stands at 13, 576.