Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Etihad have added more cities to their flight schedules as they resume limited services.

Dubai-based Emirates will add services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul, commencing 16 April.

It said on 13 April: “Only citizens of the destination country and those who meet the entry requirements will be allowed to board.”

On 6 April, the airline restarted outbound flights to London Heathrow, four times a week, and thrice weekly to Frankfurt.

It says the new services mean it will recommence operations from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.

Meanwhile, UAE carrier Etihad said on 12 April it was adding additional “special” flights to Brussels, Dublin, London HeathrowTokyo Narita and Zurich between 14 and 22 April.

That comes on top of other flights it is operating to Amsterdam, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta between 8 and 21 April.

These flights allow passengers stranded in the UAE to return home, the carrier says. The return sectors enable Etihad to repatriate UAE citizens and bring fresh produce in the bellies of its aircraft back to Abu Dhabi.

Emirates and Etihad were forced to suspend all passenger services from 25 March following a decision by the UAE government to ground inbound, outbound and transit flights.