Etihad Airline from Abu-Dhabi will start flying the new categories of people allowed to enter UAE belonging to India from August 7. Along with other conditions, travelers from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be quarantined for 10 days on arrival in Abu Dhabi and “Wear a medically ratified wristband during the period of your quarantine. You will be provided with it by the authorities at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration. Incoming are required to keep a PCR certificate on day four and day eight,” the airline says.
“From 7 August, Etihad Airways will launch a number of flights from five Indian gateways. It will be allowing only eligible UAE residents to return, and for transit to Etihad’s network. From 10 August, the airline will begin flights from three additional Indian cities for travel to the UAE for transit passengers. Between 7 to 9 August, the airline will operate services from Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Trivandrum and New Delhi. From 10 August, flights will be added from Ahmedabad (for transit only), Hyderabad and Mumbai in India,” Etihad said in a statement.
UAE recently granted some more categories of travelers from India and five other countries as well, starting from August 5.
These categories comprise:
- UAE Residents, who have been fully vaccinated with both the doses atleast 14 days before of journey
- Medical crew, education sector workers or students studying in the UAE
- Travelling for humanitarian purpose
- Medical tourists
- Federal government agency workers.
UAE, the biggest international destination for Indian travelers, had thrusted restrictions from April-end due to the unfolding Corvid disaster. Hardly any categories like UAE nationals, diplomats, official delegations and golden residence holders were able to travel there from India. Now this discharged list has been expanded to cover more categories from Thursday (August 5).
Also read: Star Air Hiring For Multiple Job Positions In India
Also read: Aer Lingus set foot in a 10 year deal with Emerald Airlines