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India’s Indigo Airlines has issued fresh guidelines for passengers and residents flying to and from UAE after the nation faced an explosion of coronavirus cases.
The airline said on its website, “UAE nationals, residents, others holding any type of visa or seeking visa on arrival shall be allowed to travel.
Indian nationals intending to travel to Dubai on visit or tourist visa or looking to obtain visa on arrival shall be required to be in possession of a valid return ticket.
Effective April 22, 2021, all passengers travelling from India to Dubai Airport must hold a valid COVID-19 test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample.
They should also ensure that the time of sample collection – ‘Date and Time’ and time of reporting “ Result date and result time” are accurate.
Moreover, it is also mandatory that the PCR test report include a QR code which is linked to the original reports, for verification by the Airline. At arrival Dubai Health Authority representative will verify the same.”
The airline said that all passengers are advised to follow procedures set up by the UAE and Indian government.
It said, “Failure to comply with the Government regulations shall result in denied boarding. Fare component is non-refundable, non-airline taxes are refundable.”
The Dubai Municipality said that the total commitment rate reached 98 per cent in the emirate, the number of inspection visits reached 2,393, 2 establishments were closed, and 35 warnings were made.
The UAE said on Tuesday that it has administered 93,846 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours and in the process has crossed the 2 million mark.
Dubai Media Office said, “The Dubai Police, in cooperation with Dubai Tourism, shuts down a desert camp that organised a private gathering while violating Covid-19 precautionary measures."
“Members of the Indian community who wish to visit the Consulate for any consular services are advised to avoid such visits unless absolutely necessary. They should, instead, make use of the various electronic platforms offered by the Consulate without having to physically visit the office."
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the negotiating teams of the government and the Islamic Emirate, as the Taliban refer to their ousted regime, met briefly Saturday in the Middle Eastern State of Qatar.
Deaths grew by 4,077, while infections rose by 311,170 - the smallest rise in daily cases in over three weeks, health ministry data showed on Sunday. Total infections have risen by over 2 million this week and deaths by nearly 28,000.
At least 139 Palestinians - including 39 children and 22 women - have been killed, mostly by Israeli airstrikes, according to Gaza’s health ministry.