India-UAE flight suspension extended further: Emirates 

No arrivals from India allowed until June 30 this year 

  
With strict precautionary health measures in place, Dubai Airports prepare to welcome tourists starting July 7, 2020. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

With strict precautionary health measures in place, Dubai Airports prepare to welcome tourists starting July 7, 2020. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

The suspension of flights from India to the UAE has been extended for at least another two weeks, Dubai-based carrier Emirates said on Sunday. 

Arrivals from India will not be allowed until June 30 this year, not June 14, as previously announced, according to the latest advisory. 

The suspension also applies to travellers from any other point, and who have transited through India in the last 14 days. 

Daily COVID-19 infection rates in the country have been on a decline for several weeks. As of Sunday, new infections in India were estimated to be more than 165,000, down from over 400,000 early this month. 

Travel from India to UAE was first suspended on April 24 for a period of ten days after cases in the Asian country surged to record-high levels. 

The last day of the entry ban has been moved several times this month. 

Passengers affected by the flight ban are advised to rebook their travel to another date. “Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused,” the airline said. 

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria) 

Cleofe.maceda@refinitiv.com

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