UAE or The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has extended the travel ban to India till 30th June. The suspension of passenger flights from India to the UAE is an effort taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
The ban initially came into force on April 25, after an increase in Covid-19 cases in India.
In a statement posted on Emirates website on Sunday, It said that it has suspended passenger flights from India which came from April 24 until June 30.
“Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE,” Emirates said.
Yet, “UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the revised published Covid-19 protocols will be exempt for travel,” the statement declared.
Emirates had previously announced that the flight suspension would continue till June 14.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on travelers coming from 11 countries that it imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi state news agency said. Travellers from the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United States, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Japan, will be permitted from Sunday, SPA reported.
While the Central Government on Friday extended the ban on international flights till 30 June, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular. However, it said that the Covid-related restrictions will not implement to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs 1ST of 30th June, 2021,” the DGCA circular read.