As you may already know that starting from 5th August 2021, passengers with valid UAE resident visas can travel from India to and through UAE.
The first flight to the middle-eastern nation since the second wave of pandemic took off from Goa Airport on Friday morning. As a result, UAE has also re-opened its air bubble with India.
However, it is important to mention that not everyone is allowed to travel on international flights between India and UAE.
India low-cost carrier IndiGo took to Twitter to share their flight schedule from Delhi to Dubai this month. The airline informed its customers that only transit passengers and UAE residents from India are allowed to travel to Dubai as of now.
IndiGo has announced three flights on the Delhi-Dubai route this month – on August 9 and August 10.
“Practice your #SuperHabits at all times to help make travel safe,” the tweet read.
IndiGo also announced its detailed flights’ schedule for major UAE destinations like Dubai and Sharjah from various Indian cities.
As per the schedule published the airline will operate flights between Dubai and India’s Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Mumbai starting today (07th Aug 2021)
Moreover, the airline will also operate flights to Sharjah from India’s Chennai, Delhi, Kannur, and Kochi starting 08th Aug 2021.
Who Can Travel To UAE?
The new travel guidelines highlighted that Indians who own resident visas and are fully vaccinated in UAE at least 14 days prior to the flight will be allowed to enter the UAE.
It must be noted that all passengers to UAE will require either General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai, or the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship, UAE approval prior to their travel.
UAE has lifted the international flight ban for travelers from six countries – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda.
DGCA Extends Flight Suspension
Meanwhile, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the scheduled international flights to/from India have been suspended since 23rd March 2020 and recently the DGCA of India has extended the suspension of scheduled international flights till 31st August 2021.
The restrictions will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA (Vande Bharat Mission and Air Bubbles)
Air Bubble Arrangements
India currently has air bubble arrangements with 28 countries which include — Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan, and the US.