UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah) flights from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka reopen. How to book the flight, procedure? 4


UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah) flights resuming from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, UAE has suspended all the flight operations from India. Now, UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways operating the flight to UAE from India (Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Mumbai) from August 7, 2021 after the announcement from National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) on August 5, 2021.

  • From August 5, UAE resumed flights from India to Dubai, Sharjah
  • From August 7, Etihad is operating flights from Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, and New Delhi to UAE (Abu Dhabi)
  • From August 10, Etihad is operating flights from Ahmedabad (transit only), Hyderabad, and Mumbai
  • From August 10, Etihad is operating flights from Bangladesh (Dhaka), Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad) and Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Procedures:

  1. Passengers must have a valid UAE residency proof.
  2. Passengers must do PCR test from the authorized laboratory and submit the negative PCR test result which contain a QR code for verification at least 48 hours prior to the departure.
  3. Passengers has to take a Rapid Covid-19 test within 4 hours before boarding the flight.
  4. ICA Approval or GDRFA approval is mandatory for the travel to UAE. Check here for the procedure to apply and obtain ICA approval.
  5. Once the passengers entry into UAE, they will have to subject under quarantine up to 10 days.
  6. Passengers will be asked to wear the wristband 7 days for the fully vaccinated passenger and 12 days for the non-vaccinated passenger during their quarantine period provided by the airport authorities. Wristband is for the tracking purpose.
  7. On the fourth and eighth day during their quarantine period, passenger needs to undergo PCR test.
  8. Passengers must be vaccinated both doses of COVID-19
  9. UAE Government allows unvaccinated people in to UAE who are medical workers, UAE-based teachers, students, residents with extenuating circumstances, patients undergoing medical treatment in the UAE and employees who work for federal or local government agencies.

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