India-UAE travel: Suspension of arrivals extended until May 14 – News

India-UAE travel: Suspension of passengers on flights extended till May 14 - News

Earlier, all flights from India to the UAE had been suspended for 10 days from 11.59pm on April 24.

The suspension of carriage of passengers from India to the UAE has been extended, travel agents have been told.

In a circular, Emirates told agents that the suspension will be in place till May 14.

Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.

Earlier, all flights from India to the UAE had been suspended for 10 days from 11.59pm on April 24.

Cargo flights between the two countries were not affected.

UAE nationals and diplomatic missions between the two countries, official delegations, businessmen’s planes and golden residence holders were excluded from this decision, provided that they should take preventive measures that include a mandatory 10-day quarantine and a PCR test at the airport as well as another test on the fourth and eighth days of entering the country.

India set another global record in new virus cases Thursday. With 379,257 new infections, India now has reported more than 18.3 million cases, second only to the US. The health ministry also reported 3,645 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 204,832. Experts believe both figures are an undercount, but it’s unclear by how much.

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India has set a daily global record for seven of the past eight days, with a seven-day moving average of nearly 350,000 infections. Daily deaths have nearly tripled in the past three weeks, reflecting the intensity of the latest surge. And the country’s already teetering health system is under immense strain, prompting multiple allies to send help.

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