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.
The Saudi Health Ministry on Sunday announced the cancellation of all flights to the kingdom for a week for the second time due to a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus.
However, according to an official statement the suspension won’t affect cargo flights and the flights approved by Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Kuwait has suspended all flights from India until further notice, Bahrain has updated International arrival procedures for passengers from India. Germany is sharply restricting travel from India and Iran has banned all flights to and from India and Pakistan.
The UAE has also barred Emiratis from travelling to these two countries. The suspension includes inbound transit passengers but not transit flights coming to the UAE and heading to these countries.
The airline made the statement on Twitter. The decision was taken due to the spike in coronavirus cases in India and emergence of the Delta variant.
Air Arabia’s flights to Cairo and Lahore from Ras Al Khaimah will resume operations from October 15th while flights to Peshawar from October 16th; and to Islamabad from October 17th.
It was not immediately clear which routes and air carriers would be affected. The NCOC added the decision would be reviewed on May 18. Inbound air traffic will operate at 20% of the total current quantum, while there is no change in the existing Category C list countries.
The new restrictions are on the advice of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and are imposed "in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 case loads and multiple variants circulating in India," the official said.