Air India has confirmed that flights between India and UAE are to remain suspended until July 6, 2021.
Responding to a customer query, the carrier took to Twitter to confirm that the decision was in line with travel restrictions announced by UAE government.
While flights remain suspended, Dubai recently eased restrictions for incoming passengers from India, effective today. Those with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a ‘UAE-approved vaccine’, are allowed to travel to the emirate, according to its Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.
They will need to present a negative PCR test certificate taken 48 hours before departure from India, although UAE nationals are exempt from the requirement.
Headed by @sheikhmansoor, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in #Dubai announces updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India, effective from Wednesday 23 June 2021.
All passengers from India will be required to undergo a rapid PCR test four hours prior to departure to Dubai. They must also undergo another PCR test on arrival in Dubai. Following arrival, passengers from India will have to remain in institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours. UAE citizens and diplomats are exempt from institutional quarantine.
In the wake of the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, Dubai carrier Emirates confirmed on its website that it would announce flight schedules and travel requirements for customers as soon as details are available.