After Dubai government announced to relax travel restrictions from India, Emirates Airlines is set to resume flight operations from today. Likewise, Indian low-cost carrier Indigo will resume its Dubai operations from June 24. In view of highly infectious Delta variant, Dubai has announced a new protocol for passengers coming from India. Under this, the country will allow entry to those passengers, who has a valid residence visa and have received both doses of vaccines (Pfizer, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sputnik) validated by the UAE government.
New guidelines for travelers entering Dubai:
Passengers will also have to show a negative report of the RTPCR test 48 hours before departure. Only RT-PCR reports with QR code accepted at arrival. Passengers will also have to undergo an RT-PCR test 4 hours before flight departure. There will be another test of the passengers upon arrival at Dubai airport.
Passengers will have to remain in institutional quarantine till the reports come. However, UAE citizens and diplomats exempted from this. Emirates Airlines has confirmed that the UAE government will not take any risk with the Delta variant. That is why the condition of 3 layer testing and vaccination has been laid.
Industrial sector in UAE expressed happiness over the announcement:
Meanwhile, the industrial sector in UAE has also expressed happiness over this announcement. Entrepreneur Sanjay Patni said that many of our employees are in India, who were on travel or vacation, now they can come back. On the other hand, Indian society is happy with the lifting of the ban. Many people are facing crises like loss of their jobs, cut in salary or termination of residency visa.