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The special travel agreement that allowed stranded UAE residents in India to return to the country has been extended and extended until further notice, according to an official at the Consulate General of India in Dubai.

Officials of the Indian missions in India said that the Indian Vand Bharat mission will also move to its fifth stage, with 105 flights to return from the Emirates to different cities in India.

The Consul for Press, Information and Culture Neeraj Agarwal said that a total of 74 flights from Sharjah and Dubai will be operated to various cities in India from August 1 to August 15.

Meanwhile, an official of the Indian embassy in the United Arab Emirates said that about 31 special flights will fly from Abu Dhabi to Indian cities between 1 and 15 August as part of the fifth stage.

"The official announcement and reservation details will be announced online for private India Air flights and Air India Express soon," Agarwal said.

The UAE and India have initially set a 15-day special agreement to allow round-trip flights from July 12 to 26. Accordingly, Air India and Air India Express were allowed to travel on trapped aircraft on Vand Bharat Mission flights to the United Arab Emirates. .

Likewise, Emirati airlines and Indian private airlines operating flights were allowed to return the stranded Indians to return the residents on the return flight.

"I can confirm that the current travel arrangements for the return of passengers who have received the approvals stipulated by the UAE government will continue at the moment. I do not have to worry about people," Agarwal stressed.

He added: "People who want to return to India do not have to worry because there are many flights available from the United Arab Emirates and Indian transport companies, as well as private transport companies. The same can be said for the passengers who want to return to the Emirates."

The current travel agreement states that all returning passengers from India must hold a residence visa in the UAE with ICA or GDRFA approvals and a negative Covid-19 medical certificate.