The UAE's General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has announced the extension of the suspension of entry for travellers from India, as well as for transit passengers coming from India, with the exception of transit flights travelling to the UAE and bound for India, said a report.
This decision also includes extending the suspension of entry for travellers who were in India in the 14-day period prior to arrival in the UAE, news agency WAM reported.
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 travellers, 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, the report said.
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.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travellers 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.
The UAE reiterated its support for the Republic of India and its tireless efforts to address the Covid-19 pandemic, underscoring its full solidarity with India in these challenging circumstances, the report said.