UAE Again Extended Ban On Passenger Flights From India Until August 2


As per the update from Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has again extended the ban on passengers flights from India until August 2.

This means all passengers from India on any of the Visa will not be able to travel to the UAE and have to wait until August 2 for travel to the Gulf Country. The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities

In a tweet on Monday, Etihad Airline said, “We’ve just received confirmation that flights from India are suspended till the 2nd August, and we are not entirely sure if this will be extended as it depends on the authorities. You may not see availability on the website because of the schedule uncertainty.”

Last week, Emirates also announced that the suspension on incoming scheduled passenger flights from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh has been extended until at least July 28.


The airline in a social media post said that “Our flights from India are suspended until the 28th of July. But, that can change at any time.”

GCAA Extends Ban On Flights

It must be noted that the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday confirms that international flights to UAE from India and 15 others countries will remain suspended until 31st July.

The list of other countries includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Who Can Travel To UAE?

UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas, and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid19 protocols are exempt and may be accepted for travel, Emirates said.

  • UAE Nationals and Citizens
  • Holders of UAE Golden Visas and Silver Visa
  • Members of Diplomatic Missions accredited by both countries
  • Official Delegates
  • Those travelling on business/private planes.*

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Manish Khandelwal
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