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| 21 May, 2018

New advisory for foreigners travelling from UAE to India

Satellite phone services in UAE advised to inform subscribers about legal ban.

A Libyan migrant on a wooden boat uses a satellite phone during a rescue operation by the migrant search and rescue vessel MV Seefuchs of the German NGO Sea-Eye in the search and rescue zone some fifty nautical miles north of the Tunisian-Libyan land border, September 30, 2017.  
Image used for illustrative purposes

A Libyan migrant on a wooden boat uses a satellite phone during a rescue operation by the migrant search and rescue vessel MV Seefuchs of the German NGO Sea-Eye in the search and rescue zone some fifty nautical miles north of the Tunisian-Libyan land border, September 30, 2017. Image used for illustrative purposes

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Indian missions in the UAE have announced a total ban on satellite phones while travelling to India.

The Indian diplomatic missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai issued an advisory to foreigners traveling to India, informing them about a ban on satellite phones to the country.

The statement, published on all social media channels of the missions, said, "All foreigners who intend to go to India are therefore advised not to carry satellite phones to India." Violators will face legal consequences.

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Providers of satellite phone services in the UAE have been advised to inform subscribers about the legal ban.

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