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COVID-19: Emirates airline extends ban on flights from India, Pakistan


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Dubai: Emirates will suspend flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka until 28 July.

In addition, passengers who have connected via India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the past 14 days will not be allowed to travel from any other point in the UAE, the airline said on its website.

This is the latest extension of the travel ban from India, as COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing worldwide due to the highly hereditary variant of the Delta virus.

UAE citizens, UAE Golden Visa holders and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID 19 protocols are exempt from tax and can be accepted for travel.

“Our contact centers are receiving more calls than expected. If your call is not related to your trip within the next 48 hours, consider calling back later, ”Emirates said.

Etihad previously confirmed that flights from India will be suspended until July 31st.

Etihad responded to a client’s request: “In accordance with the latest directives from the UAE government, passenger traffic from India to the UAE and the Etihad network have been suspended until July 31, 2021.”

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