UAE bans all flights from India for 10 days starting 24 April due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Arrival passengers from India, who have transited through other countries, will not be allowed in UAE unless they were staying for 14 days in other countries, said reports

Press Trust of India April 22, 2021 20:54:17 IST
UAE bans all flights from India for 10 days starting 24 April due to surge in COVID-19 cases

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Dubai: The UAE has banned travel from India for 10 days from Sunday due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, according to media reports here on Thursday.

The travel ban will come into effect from 11.59 pm on Saturday, 24 April, and is subject to review after 10 days, the Gulf News reported.

Arrival passengers from India, who have transited through other countries, will not be allowed in UAE unless they were staying for 14 days in other countries, the report said.

However, departure flights will continue to operate, it added.

UAE citizens, diplomatic passport holders, and official delegations are exempted from the above conditions, it said.

According to Khaleej Times, people are barred from booking flights from the UAE to Indian destinations after 24 April on the Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, and Air Arabia websites.

The UAE is the latest country to impose a travel ban on passengers from India after it recorded the world's highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday.

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