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Indian nationals who hold any type of valid UAE visa will be allowed to travel to the UAE while following the mandatory precautionary measures put up by the authorities.
Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor said on Twitter, “Very pleased to see the @MoCA_GoI notification this evening as per which both Indian & UAE airlines can now carry any Indian national holding any type of valid UAE visa from India to UAE! @IndembAbuDhabi @cgidubai @MoFAICUAE…”
The statement comes as a big relief to Indians who were stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many Indian families were struggling to cope up with procedures of travelling.
The statement from Indian authorities made it easier for residents who were stuck or have their family stranded in India, can come back to the UAE.
The decision also allows visitors to travel to the UAE on any airline.
On the other hand, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), issued a decision to extend the deadline for holders of expired entry permits and visas from 11th August, 2020, for one month, to enable them to leave the country and exempt them from all resulting fines.
The official Twitter account of Consulate General of India in Dubai said, “We are happy that 11 Air India Express flights are planned to India from Dubai in the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission, starting on May 16 and till May 23.
The embassy said, “Please note that UAE will issue no objection letter to travel in some humanitarian cases only that meet all conditions and requirements.”
Dubai is all set to welcome returning residents from Monday, citizens and residents permitted to travel overseas from 23 June 2020.
According to Emirates Airlines travel guidelines, “If the UAE government has specified a designated laboratory in your country of origin, then you must get your certificate from that lab. If it is not specified, please use an accredited lab in your country of departure.”
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