The UAE has banned journey from India for 10 days from Sunday because of the worsening COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation.
The journey ban will come into impact from 11.59 pm on Saturday, April 24, and is topic to assessment after 10 days, the Gulf News reported.
Passengers who’ve transited via India within the final 14 days will even not be permitted to board from some other level to the UAE, the report mentioned.
However, departure flights will proceed to function and the ban won’t prolong to UAE residents, diplomatic passport holders and official delegations, it mentioned.
Anil Punjabi, chairman, Eastern Region, Travel Agents’ Federation of India mentioned journey brokers in India acquired the notification from Emirates.
Effective April 24, 2021 and for the subsequent 10 days, Emirates flights from India to the UAE might be suspended. Furthermore, passengers who’ve transited via India within the final 14 days won’t be accepted to journey from some other level to the UAE.
Affected clients ought to contact their journey agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking choices, the airline mentioned in a journey advisory on its web site.
“The travel and tourism sector in India have already been hit hard by the pandemic. Further flight suspensions are an additional blow,” Punjabi was quoted as saying within the report.
According to Khaleej Times, persons are barred from reserving flights from the UAE to Indian locations after April 24 on the Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia web sites.
The UAE is the most recent nation to impose a journey ban on passengers from India after it recorded the world’s highest variety of 3,14,835 COVID-19 circumstances in at some point on Thursday.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went previous 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19.
The UK on Monday added India to its COVID-19 journey “red list”, which successfully bans all journey from the nation and makes a 10-day resort quarantine obligatory for UK residents arriving again to the nation.
Hong Kong banned flights from India for 14 days from Tuesday.
Pakistan on Monday determined to ban for 2 weeks travellers coming from India.
France on Wednesday introduced a ban on journey from India from Saturday.
Oman introduced it would bar journey from India together with Pakistan and Bangladesh from April 24, the report mentioned.
The entry ban for passengers from India to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait continues, it mentioned.
On Tuesday, the US suggested its residents to keep away from travelling to India, even when they’re totally vaccinated as there’s a ”very excessive degree” of COVID-19 within the nation.
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