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.
Holders of valid residency visas who received full vaccination in the UAE and have completed 14 days after receiving the second dose and carrying vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country will be allowed to enter from those countries.
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 UAE has announced that Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese, Ugandans and Nigerians with valid UAE visas can return to the Emirates after obtaining prior approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).
International airlines have started accepting flight bookings to Dubai from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda after UAE authorities eased travel restrictions.
The authorities said the decision is effective from Aug.5.
Authorities in the UAE have issued fresh guidelines for residents travelling from India to Abu Dhabi. The authorities said that 12 days quarantine is must for Indians arriving in Abu Dhabi provided they meet all the other travel guidelines.
According to a statement issued by Air India Express, additional requirements for passengers arriving into the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khamiah airports must conduct PCR tests on the 4th and 8the day after arrival, while quarantine at home.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
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 flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.