UAE suspends flights from India amid Covid surge
NEW DELHI: With Covid situation worsening, more countries are imposing travel restrictions on the country. After the UK travel curbs, the United Arab Emirates has barred the entry of travellers from India for 10 days from April 25 till May 4 (both days included).
Indians can enter the UAE — even as transit passengers — only if they have stayed in some other country for at least 14 days, during this period. Etihad says the restriction period “may be extended”. But it will continue to operate flights to India, carrying flyers from Abu Dhabi.
“Following the latest UAE government directives, from April 25, 2021, passenger travel from India to the UAE has been suspended for 10 days, which may be extended. Etihad will continue to operate flights to India, carrying passengers both from our network and from Abu Dhabi. Etihad will not be permitted to carry passengers from India, however UAE nationals, Diplomatic Passport Holders & Official Passport Holders or those holding an Official Delegation Letter are exempted from the UAE entry restriction. These passengers will be subject to acceptance and quarantine conditions,” an Etihad spokesperson said.
“Cargo flights will continue to operate in both directions without any impact. Etihad is working closely with impacted guests to notify them of the changes to their itineraries…. This is an evolving situation and we will update guests as more information becomes available. Etihad regrets any inconvenience caused to its guests by these temporary restrictions,” the Etihad spokesperson added.
Jai Sri Ram
In the next elections, do not vote for the ret@rded Naren Mudi
Soon world will ban india if situation does not improve
The ruling Party went ahead to conduct the election spread into 8 stages to suite Modi campaign trail and held more rallies and meeting to spread the disease
Vote responsibly.. don't support your leader blindly just because you support that party. Even if your hero does something bad, call it out. These are valuable lessons for us.. we are paying for it with many lives..
High time. Religions should not be allowed to destroy India's economy and ruining lives of citizens.
Had government banned foreign flights, covid situations would had not been worse in India.
Vivekananda Real Indian
Many countries have stopped entry of Indians due to increasing Coona cases in India. UAE has managed it so well hence do not want flights from India for the time being. India is exposed now, big talk and little preparedness. We can not hide behind excuses such as population, illiteracy and poverty. Few months back we were boosting ourselves as one of the most advanced nation. Several countries managed the second wave well. We did not.
Guys no need of Panicking or being negative. Wear masks and vaccinate ASAP. Thats the only thing which can stop this virus ASAP
Let world teach India a lesson for messy politics promising citizen fake during election. My all time favorite always voted party bjp should learn a lesson. anyway my favorite bjp is of old age party without having thinking of young and literate citizen mindset. wish opposition should promote talented exsting young leader to save country.
But when other countries had virus first Modi never act by stop all flights like what New Zealand did .Slap on the face of Modi too friendly soft on other countries thinking himself as the Global leader and never learn lesson being soft and diplomatic towards China
Blame Rahul Gandhi and Nehru and Congress for this mess created...
Soon Entire world will ban indian's that is how 3rd world citizens are treated. Hud..Hud like dogs
sorry our PM is still busy campaigning with his champagne
Only Covid, we are worried, but the terrorism we are not worried.
ban permonantly,, no issues,,,
Problem is lack of discipline amongst the people. One can point fingers at others, and I wont go into it, but ultimately it is upto the individual to follow protocols. The masses in India are notoriously rule breakers. this conse
If flights out of India are not stopped, India will become the super spreader of COVID Variants all over the world , and will cause economy meltdown all over the world.
When are our citizens going to learn to be responsible? The best of the administrators would not succeed if the citizens do not cooperate.
We have become a pariah state. Every nation love to hate us.