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India-UAE flights: The airline issued an alert to this effect on Twitter on Tuesday. It said the UAE’s civil aviation authority has extended the suspension.

International flyers, who are planning a travel to the UAE, here comes a big update for you. The Air India Express on Tuesday in a tweet announced that the Gulf nation has extended its suspension of flight services from India until July 6. Air India Express tweeted on Tuesday that the movement of passengers to the UAE from India (excluding UAE nationals) until July 6 had been suspended.

Air India Express tweeted passengers who were booked to travel in that period could reschedule their tickets. The major UAE carriers, Emirates and Etihad, are yet to announce the extension of the suspension of flights from India.

The UAE had announced the suspension of flights from India on April 24 due to the COVID-19 situation. The restrictions were extended periodically. The UAE had stopped entry to all travellers from India and those who had been in India any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in the UAE. The only exceptions were made for UAE nationals, diplomats and holders of the UAE golden visa.

Restrictions On Flight Operation To And From India

The pandemic’s second wave, which has seen daily infection cases reach more than 3.87 lakh, has forced many countries to temporarily halt international flight operations to and from India.

Countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and UAE have banned travel to and from India due to the rising number of infections in the country.

Mean-while,  India’s daily Covid-19 cases remained below the 100,000 again today, however, the daily death record saw a massive spike. The country reported 94,052 new infections today and 6,148 new deaths, taking the total number of confirmed infections in India to 29,183,121 and deaths to 359,676, according to MoHFW. The number of Covid-19 deaths in Bihar was on Wednesday revised drastically upwards by the state health department which put the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 9,429. According to the department, which had till the previous day stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500, as many as 3,951 deaths have been added to the number of deaths after verification.

With 17,321 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Kerala with 15,204 new infections. Maharashtra reported 10,989 cases. Karnataka 10,959, and Andhra Pradesh 8,766 cases. Delhi reported 337 fresh cases and West Bengal 5,384.