This United Arab EmiratesIn order to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, all flights from India-including those of transit passengers-were suspended in April, including Dubai.
“We will recover from South Africa, Nigeria and India…from June 23,” Emirates said in a statement.
Dubai said on Saturday that only Indian passengers who “hold a valid residence visa and have received two doses of vaccines approved by the UAE” can travel to the UAE.
They also need a negative Polymerase chain reaction Test within 48 hours before departure, rapid test 4 hours before departure, another PCR test on arrival, and “institutional isolation” before receiving the results.
The Dubai authorities did not specify regulations for transit passengers, and Emirates did not specify whether transit passengers are allowed to fly through Dubai on their way to a third country.
There are about 300 flights every week UAE According to local media reports, before the ban was announced in April, India and India made the air corridor one of the busiest in the world.
The United Arab Emirates is home to approximately 3.3 million Indians, accounting for one-third of the total population-most of which are in Dubai.
Some Indians stranded in their hometowns during the coronavirus surge have hired private jets to take them back to the UAE, which has exempted the ban on private jets.