UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad issue updates on flights from India, Pakistan, other countries
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UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad issue updates on flights from India, Pakistan, other countries

UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad issue updates on flights from India, Pakistan, other countries

Authorities issued new guidelines on Tuesday as to those who will be able to travel to and through the UAE starting August 5

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UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad have issued updates on their respective websites regarding their policies to carry passengers to and through the UAE from countries where travel was previously suspended.

Dubai-carrier Emirates has said that effective August 5, 2021, eligible travellers from the below countries will be allowed to travel to and through the UAE:

India

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Nigeria

Uganda

Nepal (Operated by flydubai)

However, Emirates added that eligible customers will only be allowed to transit through UAE from the below countries:

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Indonesia

South Africa

Vietnam

Zambia

Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad meanwhile said that its flights from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were previously cancelled until August 15, in line with previous UAE Government guidelines.

“As some restrictions will ease from August 5, we are working to resume flights as soon as possible for eligible guests to travel to the UAE and for transit,” the airline noted on its website. “We are also working to resume previously cancelled flights from Bangladesh, for transit passengers only”

Etihad added that guests impacted by the cancellations are being notified directly. Eligible passengers will be able to rebook their flights once its schedule has been confirmed.

On Tuesday, the UAE said that it would permit the entry of select categories of travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda and Nigeria, effective August 5.

Read: UAE permits entry of select travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, three other countries

Those with valid residency permits who have received all vaccination doses in the UAE, with 14 days having lapsed since the second dose, and who have vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country, can enter the UAE.

Passengers from all countries will also be allowed to transit through the UAE, provided that they furnish a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure

Medical personnel and teachers working in the UAE can return to the country irrespective of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

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