Emirates airline: India passenger flights to Dubai remain suspended until July 21

A ban on entry to passengers travelling from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is also extended to this date by the airline

Passenger flights from India to Dubai will remain suspended until July 21, Emirates airline announced on Monday.

The company said entry to passengers flying from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would also be on hold until this date.

Travellers who have transited through these countries in the past 14 days would not be allowed to travel from any other destination to the UAE, Emirates said.

UAE citizens, golden visa holders and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid-19 regulations are exempt from the ruling.

Emirates offered travel advice for people affected by the decision.

"If your flight has been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid‑19 restrictions, you don’t need to call us immediately for rebooking. You can simply hold on to your Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with us or your booking office to make new travel plans," the airline said on its website.

Passenger flights from India were initially suspended on April 24 because of a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

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Updated: July 12th 2021, 10:51 AM