Dubai\u2019s Emirates airline said on Saturday that it is operating limited passenger flights for travelers to return to the UAE, according to a travel update posted on the airline\u2019s website.\r\nThe airline has so far announced Frankfurt, Germany, and London Heathrow, UK, as destinations for return flights, but added that more would be updated as time went on.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe service will only be available for residents that have secured approval from The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) via the online\u00a0UAE Twajudi Resident service.\r\n\u201cWe are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves, and we hope to resume services as soon as conditions allow. This includes receiving government approvals, the easing of travel restrictions, and commercial demand. We will announce any service resumption when we are in a position to do so,\u201d Emirates said in their statement.\r\nAll passengers will be subject to a mandatory Dubai Health Authority (DHA) coronavirus test on arrival, followed by a 14-day quarantine period and follow up test.\r\nThe news follows Thursday\u2019s announcement that Abu Dhabi\u2019s Etihad Airways would be\u00a0operating one-way flights to the UAE capital\u00a0for residents and nationals to return to the country beginning May 9.\r\nFlights out of the UAE\u00a0were suspended on March 23\u00a0as officials moved to contain the spread of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. Etihad, Emirates and other Gulf airlines have begun to offer\u00a0some flights out of the UAE\u00a0for those looking to return last week, but incoming flights were still unavailable except for government-organized repatriations.\r\nIt is currently unclear when all government restrictions on passengers will lift. The UAE has temporarily\u00a0banned visas on arrival for all nationalities\u00a0and\u00a0banned its citizens from traveling outside the country.\r\nLast week, Etihad and Emirates chiefs said that it\u00a0could take three years for air travel\u00a0demand to return to pre-COVID-19 levels.\r\nOn April 29, Etihad Airways said that it would be\u00a0delaying the return of regular passenger flights until June 16.