The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday announced the suspension of all flights from India for 10 days starting from 11.59 pm on Saturday, April 24. The decision comes after the huge surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
Moreover, all the passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are also not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.
However, UAE citizens, diplomatic delegations, official delegations, and flights of businessmen are the categories that are exempted from this restriction.
It is important to note that, Entry of Indians from any other country to the UAE will not be allowed unless they have stayed in that country for over 14 days.
As per the media reports, the ban federal will encompass all airlines including Indian carriers such as Indigo, GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara, Air India, and others.
Emirates, the flag carrier of UAE has also suspended all flights from India for the above-motioned period and said, Affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking options.
Recently, 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.
However, the UAE nationals are exempt from this requirement but must take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport.