The Consulate General of India on Tuesday in a press release said that India and the UAE are continuing with the “air bubble agreement”, hence registration of Indian nationals who wish to travel to India from UAE is no longer required on the Consulate General of India, Dubai website.
The press release further stated that registration of Indian nationals was introduced to facilitate repatriation. Since a number of flights are operational by both UAE and Indian carriers along with flights operated by Air India/Air India Express from Dubai/Sharjah, tickets for which are available online, the process of registration at the website of the Indian Consulate, has been abolished, with immediate effect.
People can book their tickets with different airlines, as per their schedule on the internet or through booking agents.
CGI Dubai further said that passengers desiring to travel to India are advised to get their RT- PCR test was done (not before 96 hours of the departure) and upload the same at the Air Suvidha Portal to get an exemption from institutional quarantine for all airports in India. RT PCR (COVID 19) test is not rpt not mandatory but highly recommended.
As regards passengers coining from India to Dubai/Sharjah, they are advised to follow the guidelines issued by Govt of UAE/Dubai/Sharjah including mandatory RT PCR Test and immigration authorities approval, wherever required.
People on visit visa are advised that they must nasty adequate travel/health insurance for the duration of their visa, before undertaking their journey. There is no restriction from the Indian side for any kind of traveler to come to UAE from India, nor there is any registration process for people traveling from India to UAE.
CGI Dubai also advises all Indian nationals living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to follow all safety guidelines including social distancing, avoid large social gathering and hygiene/sanitization, and cooperate with the Dubai Health Authority and authorities of other Emirates in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.