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Emirates says flights from India will remain suspended until June 14, 2021

Anas YassinUpdated: Monday May 24, 2021

Manama :Dubai-based Emirates airways on Sunday said passenger flights from India to the UAE will remain suspended until June 14, 2021. Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.

UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the COVID-19 protocols will be exempted from the ban, said the carrier on its website.

Travellers can keep their ticket for future flights with a validity of up to 36 months. Passenger can also request a refund or rebook their ticket for another date by contacting their booking office or travel agent.

Earlier this month, General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said that the suspension of entry for travellers from India would be extended. The departments said the suspension applied to travellers from India on all flights on national and foreign carriers, as well as for transit passengers coming from India, with the exception of transit flights travelling to the UAE and bound for India.

Amid a massive surge in both Covid cases and deaths in India, the UAE suspended all incoming flights on national and foreign carriers from India starting April 25.

Transportation of passengers from the Gulf country to India will continue to be allowed as well as cargo flights.

The ban is being applied to those carrying transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights coming to the UAE and heading onward to India. Travellers who were in India in the last 14 days prior to coming to the UAE are not allowed. All other protocols of the ban remain in force.