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.
According to the decision, the period of the required PCR test is reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours, provided that the tests issued by accredited laboratories bearing the QR Code are accepted.
Emirates welcomes the latest protocols and measures announced by Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai.
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 Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in a new travel advisory, that all inbound passengers aged six years and above will be required to submit a valid negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.
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.