Dubai-based mega carrier Emirates on Thursday told travel agent that “carriage of passengers from India to UAE is further extended till May 14. Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any point to the UAE.”
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad had last Thursday itself said that the restriction period may be extended. “Following the latest UAE government directives, from 25 April 2021, passenger travel from India to the UAE has been suspended for 10 days, which may be extended. Etihad will continue to operate flights to India, carrying passengers both from our network and from Abu Dhabi. Etihad will not be permitted to carry passengers from India, however UAE nationals, Diplomatic Passport Holders & Official Passport Holders or those holding an Official Delegation Letter are exempted from the UAE entry restriction. These passengers will be subject to acceptance and quarantine conditions,” an Etihad spokesperson had said then.
Cargo flights can continue to operate in both directions without any impact.