UAE temporarily suspends 'Visa on arrival' for Indian passengers
Dubai : Passengers headed from India to UAE and also those who have been in India for more than two weeks will not be given 'visa on arrival'.
Replying to a query, the Etihad Airways, the UAE's national carrier, said in a tweet: "The UAE authorities have decided to temporarily suspend the visa-on-arrival facility for passengers who are arriving from or been in India in the past 14 days. We're working to update our website, please keep an eye on https://bit.ly/TravelGuideEN for latest regulations."
The same restriction will be applicable on passengers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Namibia.
Passengers travelling to the UAE should carry a COVID-19 negative rapid PCR test report, not older than six hours before boarding the flight.
"Indian citizens holding regular passports with US visas, green cards, UK Resident Permits, or EU (European Union) resident permits are allowed to receive entry visa upon arrival to UAE valid for 14 days and can be extended only once for a similar period. The Indian Passport, US visa, the green card, the U.K Resident Permit and the EU resident permit must be valid for at least six months," says the website of UAE embassy.