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Dubai Airport's Terminal 3 is bracing for a Spring break rush during the next two weekend. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

Dubai: Emirates airline expects more than 700,000 passengers to depart from Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 over the course of the next two weekends, as travellers head off for their Spring break holidays. In addition to departures from Dubai, close to 620,000 passengers will be arriving on Emirates flights during that same period, as they make their way for holidays in Dubai and to experience Expo 2020 before it ends March 31.

With the lifting of travel restrictions in 16 countries, Emirates customers will be able to check-in without the need to present COVID-19 related medical documents, and in some countries passenger locator forms are also not required. These include the UK, Portugal, Italy, Jordan, Mauritius, Maldives, Austria, Bahrain, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Switzerland.

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Travel restrictions remain in place for other destinations and customers should check that they have their documents in order ahead of their flights on the Emirates website. Emirates also urged passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to their flight departure, and ensure they have all the required documents as mandated by their destination.

Emirates check-in options:

Check in desks, self-service kiosks

Emirates’ customers may check in as early as 24 hours before their flight departure using the 32 self-service bag drop machines and 16 check-in kiosks available at Terminal 3, or at Emirates’ check-in desks. Passengers travelling to the US can check in 12 hours before departure at Emirates’ check-in desks. Customers using the self-service kiosk will receive their boarding passes on the spot, but must still complete their immigration formalities no later than 60 minutes before their flight departure.

Car park check-in

Located adjacent to the Terminal 3 car park area in Zone C, passengers can also use the car park check-in facility from 24 hours and up to six hours prior to departure. With zero parking charges for using the drop-off lane adjacent to this facility, customers who get dropped off at Terminal 3 Departures Car Park will have even easier and more convenient check-in options to make their airport journey smoother.

Online check in

Passengers also have the convenient option to check in online up to 48 hours and until 90 minutes before their flight departure, on the Emirates’ website or the mobile app, and download digital boarding passes on their mobile phones for select destinations.