Emirates reverses decision to suspend Australian flights
Posted on: 22 January 2021

Flights to Sydney will resume from January 25, to Melbourne from January 26, and to Brisbane from January 28.

The airline said in a statement, "we regret the inconvenience caused to our customers in the period where we had to temporarily suspend our services."

"The pandemic has made international flying incredibly challenging, and the dynamic restrictions and requirements implemented by the different state authorities in Australia had added complexity and burden to our operations," it continued.

The backflip coincides with the Australian Government's new requirement for passengers to have a mandatory negative Covid-19 test before travelling to Australia. The temporary reduction to the cap on international arrivals will remain in place until mid February.