International flights between UAE and India to remain suspended

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International Flight ban (Image: Pixabay)
International Flight ban (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : 48 Delta plus variant cases of coronavirus have been registered in different parts of India and as a precautionary measure, UAE has continued ban on international flight service to India.

Speaking to Gulf News, one official from GCAA said that as far as inbound passenger traffic from India is concerned, the status quo remains the same. “We are closely monitoring the situation in India, and a decision on when to lift the suspension on inbound travellers will be taken keeping in mind the safety and security of all parties involved,” the official added.

The ban also includes passengers on a transit flight via UAE.

However, the GCAA had earlier stated that the UAE nationals and diplomatic missions between the two countries, official delegations, businessmen’s planes and golden residence holders are excluded from the travel ban provided that they should take preventive measures that include a mandatory 10-day quarantine and a PCR test at the airport.

All inbound flights from India have been suspended in UAE since April 24. The announcement was made after second wave of coronavirus started to grip the nation.

On the other hand, the airlines of both nations are looking to resume flight operations from July 6 onwards as per booking sites and customer care representatives.