As per the report of Khaleej Times, Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, the UAE Ambassador to India on Tuesday said that the UAE govt would lift the travel restriction from India after June 14.
However, Dr. Ahmed added that the decision on travel restriction would depend on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in India and its government’s bid to get a handle over reining in the raging contagion.
He also said that the relation between India and UAE relations have emerged stronger from the pandemic.
It must be noted the UAE govt has announced the restrictions for 10 days starting from 11.59 pm on April 24 but the authorities keep extended the same. Now the suspension has extended till 14th June 2021.
Who Can Travel To UAE?
Only certain categories of people are allowed to travel to the UAE which includes citizens, diplomatic delegations, official delegations, and flights of businessmen are categories that are exempted from this restriction.
Also, 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.
Dr. Ahmed erred on the side of caution and maintained that the resumption of flights would largely depend on how the Indian government managed to rein in the spread of the contagion after the June 14 deadline expired.
(With Inputs From Khaleej Times)