Tuesday, 19 October 2021

UAE resume flight from More Indian Cities

UAE resume flight from More Indian Cities

The UAE has lifted the transit ban for travelers from six countries, including India, traveling from and to amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Besides India, the ban has been lifting for Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda.

In what comes as good news for passengers looking to fly to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from India, more flight services facilitating travel between the two countries are start from Saturday (August 7). Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline and flag carrier of the UAE, said earlier this week that flights to Abu Dhabi from many Indian cities would be resuming from August 7. The airline said that more such flights would begin on August 10 (Tuesday) from three additional cities and UAE resume flight from More Indian Cities

UAE resume flight from More Indian Cities and UAE has not entirely lifted the travel restriction on India, which means that not everyone will be allowed to fly to the country. Only UAE citizens and transit passengers from India are now allowed to travel to the UAE.

India-UAE flights: All you need to know

Between August 7 (Saturday) and August 9 (Monday), Etihad Airways will operate India-UAE flight services from the international airports at Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, and New Delhi. The airline will also resume similar flight services from three additional cities - Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

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Notably, flights from India to cities in the UAE such as Sharjah and Dubai had already started earlier this week on Thursday (August 5). Two flights, operated by the UAE airlines Air Arabia and Emirates (one service each), departed from the Cochin International Airport in Kerala in the early hours of Thursday.

Air Arabia flight G9-426 departed to Sharjah at 3:50 am with 69 passengers on board while Emirates operated EK 531 to Dubai with 99 passengers. The flight departed at 10.30 am.

India-UAE flights: Covid-19 guidelines

According to new travel guidelines issued by UAE, Indians who own resident visas and are fully vaccinated in UAE and completed 14 days after the second dose will be allowed to enter UAE on acceptance of their registration with either GDRFA or ICA.

Once in Abu Dhabi, all travelers will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for ten days. Additionally, the travelers will have to wear a medically approved tracking wristband provided by the airport authorities during the quarantine period.

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