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Today it has been announced that Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Maldives, Libya and Yemen did cut the diplomatic relations with Qatar.

Now, as a consequence, all the flights operated between those countries and Qatar will be suspended from 6 June until further notice.

In case that your booking is affected by this situation, you’ll receive a notification from Opodo to make sure we’ll find a solution for your booking according to the conditions proposed by each airline.

Below you can find the conditions proposed by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, EgyptAir and Saudi Arabian Airlines.


Qatar Airways did suspend all the flights to the following destinations: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt. Flights are suspended until further notice.

All customers booked on affected flights will be provided with alternative options, including the option of a full refund on any unused tickets and free rebooking to the nearest alternative Qatar Airways network destination.

For more information, check the Travel Alerts and FAQ  by QATAR Airways.


Also Etihad Airways has suspended all flights to and from Doha, from the morning of 6 June 2017. Flights are suspended until further notice.

Until further notice, Etihad Airways is offering the following options – rerouting and rebooking, or cancellation and refund – for passengers who have purchased tickets on and before 5 June 2017, for travel on/after 6 June 2017 to/from Doha (DOH).


All customers booked on Emirates’ flights to and from Doha will be provided with alternative options, including full refunds on unused tickets and rebooking to alternate Emirates destinations.


EgyptAir has suspended all flights between Cairo and Doha, from 6 June 2017 until further notice. The following options are provided:

Option 1 – Reroute to any other gulf area airport
Option 2 – Reroute to any other points on Egyptair network
Option 3 – suspension of using ticket till reopen service flight to DOH


Saudi Arabian Airlines has decided to waive all ticket restrictions (rebooking / rerouting / refund and no-show) of affected passengers holding confirmed reservations on flights departing from/to Qatar, starting on 5 June 2017 until further notice.

Please visit our Help Centre for more information on this matter.

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