As per a report of Khaleej Times, a senior Emirates official said that UAE authorities are constantly reviewing developments related to coronavirus in India, Pakistan, and other countries.
“India and Pakistan routes are subject to government review and the development of the situation of the virus in those countries. We will wait to see what is coming up from the government. But there is a constant review of the development related to the Covid-19, not just to India and Pakistan, but across the globe,” said Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates.
It is worth mentioning that UAE Govt has suspended flights from the Indian subcontinent since 24th April 2021 and recently the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the extends the suspension of flights from India and 13 other countries until 23:59 hrs. of July 21, 2021.
Emirates Extends Flight Suspension
Earlier this week Emirates has also announced that the passenger flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to the UAE have been extended until at least July 21.
“In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to Dubai until July 21, 2021. Furthermore, passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE,” the airline said on its website.
Indian Airports Gear Up For Resume UAE Flights
India’s two biggest airports Mumbai and Hyderabad are gearing up to deal with a lot of UAE-bound passengers when flight restrictions are going to be lifted later this month.
It may be noted that the major reason behind the delay in the opening of flights from India to the UAE is the lack of adequate PCR-testing facilities at Indian airports.