Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates on Thursday further extends the flight suspension between India and UAE till 06th July 2021. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.
It must be noted that Indian low-cost carrier, Air India Express on June 08 already announced that the General Authority of Civil Aviation of UAE has suspended all inbound passenger movement to the UAE from India, (excluding UAE nationals) till 6th July 2021.
Earlier, Emirates has announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers coming from India amidst a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
UAE has announced the restrictions for 10 days starting from 11.59 pm on April 24 but the authorities keep extended the same and now the suspension has extended until 06th July 2021.
Emirates offering following options for cancelled bookings:
- Keep your ticket for a future flight.
- You don’t need to call us if you choose to keep your ticket for future flights. You can get all the information on the “Keep your ticket” option here. Please contact your booking office when you are ready to travel.
- Rebook your flight to another date
- For rebooking please contact your travel agent or booking office.
Some golden visa holders from India have managed to return on private jets and regular passenger flights from the UAE on their return leg. Some other Indian expats had also returned on private jets.
UAE residents, including many fully vaccinated expats, who are stuck back home, have been eagerly waiting to return to their workplaces and families here.