Suspension of flights coming from India to the UAE due to the second wave of COVID-19
Suspension of flights coming from India to the UAE due to the second wave of COVID-19

On April 22, the UAE National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority announced that flights coming from India to the UAE would be suspended for a period of 10 days.

 

Flights that have been suspended:
According to the announcement by NCEMA and the General Civil Aviation Authority, all incoming flights from India to the UAE have been suspended, on national and foreign carriers.

Flights that carry transit passengers will also be banned from coming to the United Arab Emirates, with the exception of inbound transit flights to the Emirates and heading to India, and the flight suspension began at 11.59 pm on Saturday April 24, 2021. These regulations will apply for a period of 10 days, which can be extended.

The following persons have been exempted from the restrictions and will be able to travel from India to the UAE:

UAE Nationals

- The diplomatic missions designated by the two countries

Official delegations

- Those who travel on corporate charter flights

Holders of golden residency.

The guidelines
If you are among the group of exempt individuals who are still permitted to travel to the UAE from India, you will be required to follow the following guidelines:

PCR testing is performed within 48 hours of flight departure.

Quarantine for 10 days after arriving in the UAE.

PCR test at the airport as well as on the fourth and eighth day after entering the UAE.

Which flights are still open:
While flights from India to the United Arab Emirates have been suspended, these are the ones that are still in operation:

Departing flights:
Flights from the UAE to India will continue to operate, according to NCEMA and GCAA.

Transit from other countries:
Passengers arriving to the UAE from India, after passing through other countries, will be required to stay in those countries for at least 14 days before they are allowed to enter the UAE.

Cargo trips
Cargo flights between the two countries will continue to operate.