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Some international flights from Canada are starting to resume this month

Some international flights to and from Canada will resume later this month, with Emirates Airlines resuming flights to nine international destinations — including one Canadian city.

The Dubai-based carrier will resume scheduled flights to Toronto, as well as Chicago, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne (subject to government approval).

Flights begin on May 21, 2020.

The airline typically offers five weekly, non-stop flights between Toronto and Dubai.

Emirates says that passengers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.

As of Wednesday, the Canadian government is still advising travellers to avoid non-essential travel to the United Arab Emirates; if you do decide to travel to the UAE, it is mandatory that you quarantine for at least 14 days upon your return to Canada.

Air Canada currently offers flights from Canada to six international hubs: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Delhi, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The airline plans to resume many of its international routes in June, subject to further government restrictions.

Emirates is looking to resume more scheduled routes in future, but the airline, like others, is proceeding cautiously.

"We are working closely with the authorities to resume flights to more destinations," the carrier said. "The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”

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