UAE ban on flights from India to stay till May 14
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
UAE airline Emirates has extended the flights suspension from India to Dubai till May 14, travel agents have confirmed.
Emirates made the decision after India has been reporting record coronavirus cases.
India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.
India reported 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, health ministry data showed, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
The airline said, “Emirates has suspended passengers flights from India effective 24 April 2021 until 14 May 2021. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.
“Your options for cancelled bookings are :
1. Keep your ticket for future flight
2. Rebook your flight to another date“You don’t need to call us if you choose the “Keep your ticket for future flights”. You can get all the information on “Keep your ticket” option.
Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused.
Gulf Today staffers tried to book tickets during the concerned days, the airlines pages showed no available flights.
Earlier, the UAE airlines updated their COVID‑19 testing requirements.
The passengers were told to take a COVID‑19 PCR test not more than 48 hours before departure.
However, now no flights are available for a period on the concerned days on health grounds, but it is possible the flights suspension may be extended further.
The authorities are analysing the situation and will update according to the circumstances.
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