As Dubai eases travel curbs for passengers from India, Air India will resume its flight operations from UAE Thursday onwards, weeks after the nation had suspended incoming flights from India due to the surge in coronavirus cases, an official statement said on Wednesday. However, on 19 June, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai said that the passengers from India with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine will be allowed to travel to Dubai.
“Effective June 24, 2021 (10:00am) all Air India flights will operate from Terminal-1 of Dubai International Airport (DXB). All passengers booked to travel on or after June 24 are requested to report at Dubai Terminal-1,” Air India said in a statement here.
In the meantime, the Air India Express flights scheduled to depart from Dubai will continue to operate from Dubai Terminal-2.
On April 24, the UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) had announced that entry from India will be suspended for all incoming flights on national and foreign carriers due to the surge in the cases of coronavirus.
However, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai had on 19 June said that the passengers from India with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine will be allowed to travel to Dubai.
Mean-while, in the past 24 hours, India has recorded 51,667 new cases, while 64,527 patients recovered. The Philippines’ food and drug agency said it has approved the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Indian company Bharat Biotech.
Delta has become a dominant variant in India due to its improved ability to jump to new hosts and by wiping out the large parts of population immunity in people, a new study has suggested. Lockdown has been ordered in central Sydney areas and authorities have released a list of public exposure sites in Sydney, regional NSW, and Canberra ACT.