UAE had extended restriction on travelers from India till June 14 for now. UAE- the biggest international destination for Indian travelers. It had imposed restriction from April 25 due to the unfolding Covid catastrophe in India.
India-UAE flights suspended : Emirates
Emirates has extended the suspension of passenger flights from India to the UAE until June 14, the airline stated on Sunday.
Also, the airline said on its website that passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel.
- UAE Nationals
- holders of UAE Golden Visas
- and members of diplomatic missions
- and those who comply with the revised published Covid-19 protocols.
Affected passengers are advised to contact their travel agents. Or Emirates call centres for rebooking options.
“Certainly, it is best that people do not buy air tickets expecting travel to resume from announced dates. Also they can avoid their money getting stuck with airlines. When that actually happens completely depends on when the situation in India improves. Despite of improvements we still have to reach a point where countries are no longer sceptical of allowing visitors from here.”Said a Delhi-based travel agent.
The country has in past few days forced stricter rules to prevent the fast-spreading virus mutant playing havoc in India from reaching its shores by constantly tightening regulations.
Consequently, it has barred business jet operators from selling individual seats on charters headed to the country from Covid hotspots. Also anyone who has been in India in last 14 days cannot travel to UAE even via a third country.
The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) had on May 4 extended an initial 10-day suspension of passenger entry from India to the UAE until further notice.
An official with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA) had earlier told Khaleej Times:
“A final date about when the suspension will be lifted is under continuous assessment. We are closely monitoring the situation in India.”
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