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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
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.
They also have to obtain prior approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) before booking their tickets for the journey.
Ever since the UAE authorities released information on travel updates, travel agents and airlines offices have received thousands of phone calls for the latest travel procedures.
Gulf Today gathered information from the two big UAE airlines, Emirates and Etihad on flight resumption.
Emirates and Etihad have confirmed that flights from the above countries are suspended till Aug.7.
A traveller, Murtuza Moiz asked Emirates, “Is it true flight will open from 5 august For Indian???”
Emirates responded on Twitter, “Hi Murtuza, We've not received this update from the local authorities yet. Please keep an eye on the travel updates online. We'll publish the news as soon as more information becomes available.
Emirates gave similar statement to a Pakistani travller Aman.
The airline replied, “Hi Aman, our flights from Pakistan are suspended until the 07th of August. We don't have any update on flight resumption at the moment. Thanks”
Etihad Airways also made similar statements.
The airline relied to a traveller named Rajneesh Sharma from India on Twitter.
Etihad wrote, “Hi Rajneesh, currently, our flights from India have been suspended until the 07 August 2021, and this is subject to change. We would love to resume our flights as soon as possible, however this is not under our control.”
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.
Etihad Airways will launch a number of flights from five Indian cities, allowing eligible UAE residents to return, and for transit to Etihad’s network.
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.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed his thanks to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad for his congratulations and the sincere fraternal feelings he showed, wishing the brotherly State of Qatar and its people further progress and development.
Sheikh Sultan’s statement reads, “The Ruler of Sharjah congratulates Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his appointment as Vice President."
Sheikh Mohammed said, “I congratulate my brothers Sheikh Hazaa, Sheikh Tahnoun, Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed for the confidence in the President of the State. In you and your brothers, the leaders of the new generation, the march continues.”