Dubai-based low-cost carrier Flydubai on Monday said that it has resumed the flight operation between Dubai and 9 Indian cities namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, and Thiruvanthapuram.
The announcement comes after the govt of UAE has allowed the entry of stranded residents from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda.
As per the guidelines issued by the authorities, those with valid residency visas who received the two doses of vaccine in the UAE, and that 14 days passed since receiving the second dose as well as having vaccination certificates approved by official authorities in the country are eligible to enter into UAE.
flydubai further clarified that UAE residents holding a valid Dubai-issued visa together with a GDRFA approval issued on or after August 5 will be allowed to enter Dubai. Entry permissions granted by the GDRFA before August 5 will not be accepted.
Guidelines For Passengers Entering the UAE from India
UAE residents with a Dubai-issued visa traveling from the permitted airports in India will only be granted permission to enter Dubai if they can comply with the following conditions:
- They have been fully vaccinated in the UAE and completed 14 days after the 2nd dose and hold a vaccination card issued by a medical institution in the UAE (including a vaccine certificate made available through the official apps of government medical entities in the UAE);
- They must be able to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (displaying a QR code) in English or Arabic from a test taken by an approved health service no more than 48 hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Dubai;
- They must undergo a rapid PCR, RT PCR, ID NOW or molecular test for detection of nucleic acid for SARS COV2 four hours before boarding the aircraft in their country of departure; they must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
- Holders of a valid Dubai-issued UAE resident visa who have been fully vaccinated in the UAE and completed 14 days after the second dose must submit the vaccination card/certificate through the website of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
It must be noted that children under 12 years and UAE nationals are exempt from PCR testing and vaccination requirements.