Covid-19 Surge: UAE Extends Ban On Travelers From India

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The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) on Tuesday announced another extension of the ban on Indian travelers.

This suspension applies to travelers from India on all flights on national and foreign carriers, as well as for transit passengers coming from India, except for transit flights traveling to the UAE and bound for India.

The suspension also includes the entry for travelers who were in India in the 14-day period before arrival in the UAE.

UAE has announced the restrictions for 10 days starting from 11.59 pm on April 24 but last week the authorities announced that the suspension would stay in place until May 14. Now, the extension announced on Tuesday gave no date for when services would resume.

Who Can Travel To UAE From India?

UAE citizens, diplomatic delegations, official delegations, and flights of businessmen are the categories that are exempted from this restriction.

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Moreover, travelers coming from India through other countries are required to provide proof of a period of stay in those countries of no less than 14 days to be allowed to enter the UAE.

RT-PCR Test Requirement

The Dubai Health Authorities also announced that starting from 22nd April 2021, all passengers traveling from India to Dubai will be required to take a Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test within 48 hours before departure and all tests must be administered by accredited laboratories that issue results carrying a QR code.


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Also Read: List of Countries That Have Suspended Flights From India

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