Indian national carrier Air India on Monday announced that it will offer one free date change also waived off the cancellation charges for the passengers who have booked flight tickets on the India-UAE-India sector but won’t able to travel due to flight suspension.
This will apply to the passengers who booked their flight for travel between 25th April to 04th May, ’21.
The decision comes after the UAE announced the suspension of all flights from India for 10 days starting from 11.59 pm on Saturday, April 24.
“UAE Update: Air India will offer one-time free date change to passengers holding confirmed tickets on the India-UAE-India sector in view of the restrictions announced by the UAE Government for passenger entry into UAE other than UAE Nationals and those from a specified exempted category from 25th April to 04th May, ’21. Cancellation charges for tickets during the said period will also be waived.” Air India announced in a tweet.
2/2: and those from specified exempted category from 25th April to 04th May, ’21. Cancellation charges for tickets during the said period will also be waived.— Air India (@airindiain) April 26, 2021
It must be noted that after the flight suspension, Indian nationals will not able to travel to the UAE, and entry of Indians from any other country to the UAE will not be allowed unless they have stayed in that country for over 14 days.
Moreover, all the passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are also not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.
However, UAE citizens, diplomatic delegations, official delegations, and flights of businessmen are the categories that are exempted from this restriction.