January 24, 2023
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“We will resume carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India… from June 23,” Emirates mentioned

Dubai:

(*23*) big Emirates mentioned Sunday it would resume flights from India from subsequent week, after Dubai lifted a ban imposed when coronavirus circumstances spiked.

The United Arab Emirates, which incorporates Dubai, suspended all flights from India — together with for transit passengers — in April in an effort to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

“We will resume carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India… from June 23,” Emirates mentioned in an announcement.

Dubai mentioned on Saturday that solely passengers from India “with a valid residence visa and who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine” could be allowed to journey to the emirate.

They would additionally want a adverse PCR check taken inside 48 hours of departure, a speedy check 4 hours earlier than departure, and one other PCR check on arrival with “institutional quarantine” required till the outcomes are obtained.

Dubai authorities didn’t specify the principles for transit passengers and Emirates didn’t say whether or not transit passengers have been allowed to fly by Dubai en route to 3rd nations.

Some 300 flights per week have been working between the UAE and India earlier than the ban was introduced in April, in response to native media, making the air hall one of many busiest on the planet.

The UAE is house to some 3.3 million Indians who make up a 3rd of the inhabitants — most of them in Dubai.

Some Indians who had been stranded of their homeland throughout a coronavirus surge had employed personal jets to take them again to the UAE, which had exempted personal jets from the ban.

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