International Travel Updates: Are you planning to travel to The United Arab Emirates from India? If yes, then check out the latest Covid-related travel guidelines.Also Read – International Flights: Air India Announces 2 Additional Flights Between Thailand And India on July 30 Under Vande Bharat Mission | Full Schedule Here
Recently, in a latest blow to the international travellers, UAE has extended ban on passenger flights from 16 countries including India until further notice owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, as per the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Khaleej Times had reported. Also Read – Good News! Canada Will Reopen For International Tourism From THIS Date
The Khaleej Times quoted GCAA circular, “The UAE government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates and instructions as necessary.” Also Read – From August 1, Travellers From High-Risk States Need RT-PCR Report to Enter UP. Check Details
So, Who Are All Allowed to Enter The UAE?
Other than India, the countries listed in the advisory are – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia.
The GCAA has barred all UAE nationals, with the exception of diplomats and those suffering from medical emergencies from travelling to these countries. Meanwhile all other previously stated travel protocols will remain in place.
Only the following people will be allowed to enter the UAE:
- UAE citizens,
- golden and silver residency visa holders.
The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority had banned inbound flights from India to Dubai on April 24, when the deadly second wave of the coronavirus had literally brought everyone’s lives in the country to a standstill.
It was followed by UAE’s flagship carrier Etihad Airlines, which further suspended its flights from six countries, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, since July 18.
Furthermore, even as Etihad Airways, the second flagship carrier of UAE, initially planned to resume its flight operations to India on July 31, there is no confirmation from the government yet.
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