UAE Extends Ban On Indian Travelers Till May 31, 2021 owing to the current situation of rising COVID cases in India. United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the ban on travelers entering from India till May 31, 2021. Travelers from neighboring countries of India, like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are also banned starting from Wednesday, 12th May 2021. This decision is made by the UAE to reduce and contain the spread of COVID 19 corona virus in UAE.
Once the suspension was extended, the main carrier Emirates of UAE has announced the suspension of its flights from India to UAE until 31 May 2021. Emirates is also offering a free flight rebooking option for affected passengers.
Emirates has shared the new rules for travel from India, and effective 12 May 2021, 23:59 Dubai time. The rules are also applicable for other countries which were also banned along with India.
Updated Rules For Travel To UAE
Passengers belonging to the following category will be allowed entry to UAE : members of diplomatic missions, holders of UAE golden visa, UAE nationals, passengers exempted and/or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities as well as passengers traveling on a business flight who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test certificate.
Passengers those who are exempted from the travel restrictions must comply the below rules:
- Passengers should have a valid COVID‑19 test result certificate issued within 48 hours of the time of sample collection and scheduled flight departure.
- COVID‑19 PCR test reports from certified labs that issue a QR code linked to the original report will be accepted(India has made the QR Code mandatory recently)
- All the passengers must undergo COVID‑19 PCR testing on arrival in Dubai, followed by quarantine. The passengers should also undergo two more RT-PCR tests on the 4th day and 8th day of this quarantine period.
- Passengers should sign an indemnity document for a 10‑day home or hotel quarantine, starting from the day of arrival in the UAE.
- Passengers must download the DXB COVID‑19 app upon arrival at the UAE airports and provide all the required information as requested in the application.
All the passengers those who have traveled from or transited through India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted for travel to or transfer through Dubai from any other point except for returning UAE nationals. That means if you need to enter the UAE, you should undergo strict 14 days quarantine in any other country.