Emirates, Etihad Extend Flight Suspension Till August 7 From Pakistan & India
Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines have suspended the international flights from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh to the UAE till further notice amidst the rising COVID-19 pandemic.
The suspension on incoming scheduled passenger flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the UAE has been extended until at least August 7, Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates said in its new travel update.
Also, passengers who have connected through these countries in the last 14 days will not be accepted for travel from any other point to the UAE, the airline added.
“In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until 07 August 2021,” the airline said in its statement.
“UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID-19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel,” it added.
Moreover, Etihad Airways has announced that flights from India and Pakistan to the Gulf state will remain suspended until at least August 2.
UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID-19 protocols are exempted or may be accepted for travel.
Earlier, the Civil Aviation Affairs of Bahrain had imposed a travel ban on Pakistan and other countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal owing to the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.
Bahrain had suspended the entry of travellers from countries on its ‘red list’, which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, from May, 24.
A precautionary 10-day quarantine was mandatory for all travellers.
Also, Canada, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and UAE had banned flights from Pakistan after coronavirus cases in the country soared.
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