After stopping the pace of corona infection in many countries of the world, once again the restrictions related to travel are being relaxed. In this episode, the Dubai government has relaxed travel restrictions for its residents coming from India, South Africa and Nigeria. The United Arab Emirates had banned passenger flights from India from the end of April following the arrival of the second wave.
Travelers coming to Dubai from India will be required to carry both a valid residential visa and both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine approved by the United Arab Emirates. According to the new protocol, passengers following these rules will be allowed to travel to Dubai. Currently, Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNtech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are approved by the UAE government.
Apart from this, passengers going from India to Dubai will have to undergo a rapid PCR test four hours before departure. On reaching Dubai, he will have to undergo another RT-PCR test. Along with this, passengers coming from India will have to undergo institutional quarantine till they receive their PCR test results, which are expected to be received within 24 hours. The Supreme Committee on Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Makhtoum, has announced the new rules will be effective from June 23.
Let us inform that in view of the increasing cases of corona virus, many countries including the United Arab Emirates had banned air travel. However, this big step has been taken by Dubai and restrictions have been relaxed a bit for Indian travelers.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the central government has extended the ban on international flights till June 30. Cargo flights, flights will continue to operate under bilateral air bubble agreements with selected countries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, scheduled international passenger service in India was suspended from 23 March 2020.