Monday, 18 October 2021

Emirates extends flight ban to UAE from Four Asian countries till July 28

Emirates extends flight ban to UAE from Four Asian countries till July 28

Any passenger who has been from four Asian countries in the last 14 days would not be permitted to travel from anywhere to UAE, said Emirate.

In line with UAE government directives, the country's flagship carrier Emirates has stretched its suspension of flights to Dubai from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka till July 28. Emirates said that any passenger who has been to these four Asian countries in the last 14 days would not be permitted to travel from anywhere to the United Arab Emirates.

"United Arab Emirates Nationals, holders of United Arab Emirates Golden Visas and members for diplomatic missions who fulfill with updated COVID protocols, are free from and could travelled," said the Dubai-based airline.

Emirates extends flight ban from India Pakistan to UAE two other countries till July 28 1getty image

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This week, the UAE extended a ban on international flights from the four countries amid concerns over coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases primarily driven by a highly infectious Delta variant. The General Civil Aviation Authority of UAE had suspended inbound flights to Dubai from India on April 24 in the wake of a deadly second wave of Covid-19.

Emirates said

"If your flight has been called off or hit by route suspensions due to COVID‑19, you don't need to call us straight away for book again. You can simply hold on your Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with your booking office or us to make new travel arrangement,"

The highest number of emigrants in UAE are from India, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh, making the aviation industry of the Gulf nation heavily dependent on visitors from these Asian countries. But the spread of deadly variants of concern prompted the UAE to suspend international flights as a precautionary measure.

While the number of Covid-19 cases in India has declined in recent days, authorities worldwide are still worried about the spread of the Delta variant that could jeopardize the pandemic response.

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