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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Emirates Airline confirmed on Wednesday that the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been extended at least till August 7, 2021.
The airline took to the decision due to spike in coronavirus cases in Asian countries and the emergence of Delta variant.
The Dubai-based airline made the statement on Twitter.
The airline responded to a traveller from India.
Rakeshramaya asked Emirates, “Any update flight from Mumbai to Dubai…”
Emirates Support said, “Hello Rakeshramaya, our flights from India to Dubai are suspended until 7th of August 2021. Please continue to monitor our website for travel updates and flight availability. Thanks.”
Emirates made similar statements for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The airline also said that passengers would not be permitted to travel to the UAE if he/ she has transited through India in the past 14 days.
However, Emiratis, Golden Visas holders and diplomatic missions’ staff would be allowed to travel if they agree to the latest travel measures.
These are the 8 categories of people who can enter UAE despite suspension of flights
—Expo 2020 participants and exhibitors
—Emiratis and their relatives
—Golden Visa holders
—Diplomatic mission staff
—Official delegations after obtaining prior approval from the UAE government.
—Cargo and transit flight crew of foreign companies holding a valid PCR test. PCR test is valid when it is showing a negative result and meets the required public health protocol.
The test is performed within 48 hours before flight to the UAE.
—Businessmen and businesswomen, provided they hold an approval from the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and heads of higher committees of the emergency, crisis and disaster management teams of the Emirate concerned.
—Persons with important functions according to the classification of the Federal Office of Personality and Citizenship.
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