At the Dubai International Airport.


UAE extends entry suspension for India travelers


DUBAI – The UAE has extended an entry suspension for travelers from India amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the Asian country.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Tuesday (May 4) that the travel suspension is extended until further notice.

Under the travel suspension, passengers will not be allowed to enter the UAE on flights from India.

Travelers exempted from the suspension are Emiratis, diplomats, official delegates, golden residence visa holders and businessmen on chartered flights.

Exempted travelers must take a PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to travel, and another PCR test at the UAE airport.

They must also undergo a 10-day quarantine and submit to PCR testing on the fourth and eighth day of their stay.

Cargo flights between UAE and India, and transit flights from UAE to India are not affected.

India-UAE flights were first suspended for 10 days starting on April 24. A final date on when the suspension will be lifted will be under assessment, a top official said.

The extended travel suspension came as India recorded more than 20 million new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with the death toll at more than 220,000. ICA/Expat Media

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