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UAE Extends Suspension of Entry for Travelers from India

UAE Extends Suspension of Entry for Travelers from India

Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 - 11:00
In this Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, an Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP)

The United Arab Emirates has extended a ban on entry from travelers coming from India, the foreign ministry in Abu Dhabi said in a statement on its website Tuesday, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


This decision also includes extending the suspension of entry for travelers who were in India in the 14-day period prior to arrival in the UAE.


Flights between the two countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to India and the transfer of exempted groups from India to the UAE who have applied for exemption.


Exempted travelers, including UAE citizens, those on diplomatic missions accredited by the two countries, official delegations, those traveling on business planes, and golden residence holders, will be subject to precautionary measures that include a 10-day quarantine and PCR testing at the airport and on the fourth and eighth days after entering the country.


Moreover, the required PCR testing period prior to travel has been reduced from 72 to 48 hours, and all tests must be administered by accredited laboratories that issue results carrying a QR code, state news agency WAM reported.


Also, the General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travelers coming from India through other countries are required to provide proof of a period of stay in those countries of no less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the UAE.


Cargo flights will continue to operate between the two countries.


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