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UAE further extends ban on Indian flights, says Emirates

Anas YassinUpdated: Monday May 31, 2021

Manama : Dubai-based Emirates airways on Sunday said passenger flights from India to the UAE will remain suspended until June 30, 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.

The ban is being applied to travellers from India on all as well as 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.

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

Amid a dramatic surge in both Covid cases and deaths in India, the UAE suspended all incoming flights on national and foreign carriers from India from April 24.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday lifted the ban on 11 countries, including the UAE. This gave hope to many Indians waiting to go back to Saudi via the UAE. They hoped that the flight ban between UAE and India will be lifted soon, but as UAE extended, they have to wait one more month or more.