Good news! Abu Dhabi has removed its requirement for a strict quarantine on arrival in the Emirate from September 5, 2021, onwards, at least for the fully-vaccinated travellers into the Emirate.
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UAE is open to tourism again, from August 30, 2021, onwards and will issue tourism visas to fully vaccinated travellers from around the globe here on.
Dubai is starting to open its borders to some travellers from India, with lots of checks and balances. On these lines, Emirates has also allowed that they will also start carrying passengers from India from June 23 onwards.
The UAE has extended the ban on travel originating from India to May 31, 2021. Further three other countries from South Asia face a similar ban for now.
The UAE-based airlines are starting to impose a ban on Indian passengers coming into the UAE for the time being, with a ban on Indians arriving into Dubai going live w.e.f. April 24, 2021 Local Time.
Dubai has modified the requirements for Indian travellers, now insisting on a 48-hour sample collection for the Covid-19 negative RT-PCR report, as compared to the 72 hours report that was required to be presented earlier.
In a new move, Maharashtra Government has announced that passengers landing in Maharashtra from the Middle East and Europe will have to compulsorily undergo an institutional quarantine of 14 days. For those from other countries, a home quarantine has been made applicable.
Are flights to the UAE open you asked? From July 12 to 26, there will be an extensive number of flights being operated by Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, FlyDubai, Air India Express, IndiGo and SpiceJet to take Indians back to the UAE and vice-versa.
UAE has barred Air India from flying UAE residents and stranded citizens from India on the Vande Bharat mission flights on the lines of the USA and France making the same moves.
Those who work or live the UAE and have been locked out of the country due to UAE’s lockdown on foreign citizens entering the country can now start make plans to enter the country again. UAE will be allowing resident visa holders back shortly.
Repatriation flights to India from the UAE will start on May 7, 2020. Here are the details of the first flights which will be operating to Kochi and Kozhikode from UAE on May 7, 2020.