Dubai: UAE's suspension of flights from India has officially been extended as part of preventative measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
A final date about when the suspension will be lifted is under continuous assessment, a top official said.
The announcement, made by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), comes as India's total count of Covid-19 cases crossed 20 million on Tuesday, while deaths passed 220,000.
The decision to ban entry from India was to have ended on May 4, but will now continue indefinitely, affecting passengers on flights operated by international or local carriers, Khaleej Times reported.
The only exemptions are UAE citizens, diplomats, official delegations, golden residency visa holders, and flights of businessmen, who must undergo a PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to travel and be subject to the same test upon arrival, on their fourth and the eighth days of entry.
They must also undergo a 10-day quarantine.
India-UAE flights were first suspended for 10 days from 11.59pm on April 24.