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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai-based Emirates Airlines on Monday extended the suspension of flights for India and Pakistan until July 21, 2021.
The suspension of inbound flights also includes for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The airlines on its website said that according to government directives, it won’t be carrying passengers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka until July 21, 2021.
It also said that requests to travel to the UAE from any passenger who has been connected with any of these countries in the last 14 days won’t be accepted
UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions are exempt from this rule.
The airline has advised all affected passengers to hold on to their tickets and get in touch with it once the flights resume.
Emirates says it regrets any inconvenience caused to the passengers.
The UAE has made it clear that only vaccinated residents will be allowed to enter the country.
The UAE authorities have approved the Covishield vaccine for Indian travellers.
The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being sold in India under the brand name Covishield.
Following are the vaccines approved by the UAE:
The Emirates will operate its flights to Mauritius on Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline flight will depart from Dubai at 2:35hrs and arrive in Mauritius at 9:10hrs local time. The return flight will operate on Fridays and Sundays.
Emirates may resume flights between India-Dubai from July 7, the airline has confirmed to some residents stranded in India due to the flight suspension, citing spike in COVID cases in the Asian country.
The UAE has announced that people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Ugandan and Nigeria can travel to the UAE provided the fact that they have valid UAE visas.
The directive of the President of the State to provide this support - through the comprehensive social program that raises the budget from Dhs14 billion to Dhs28 billion - embodies His Highness’s keenness to provide various means of support to national families and citizens with low incomes to enhance family stability and in line with the system of community welfare and quality The life that the UAE is keen to lay its foundations and consolidate its components for its citizens.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Monday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
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