The United Arab Emirates has canceled all national and foreign airline flights originating from India. This step has been taken due to increase in Corona virus infection in the country.
The Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have jointly announced this.
There will be no restriction on flights whose transition will be in UAE and fly to India.
The GCAA has said that those who have gone to another country from India and want to come to UAE will have to stay in that country for a period of 14 days after moving from India to another country, only then they will be able to come to UAE.
The GCAA has stated that UAE citizens, diplomats from both countries, official delegations, businessmen and holders of golden residences have been exempted from this. This restriction will not apply to them.
However, following the rules, they will have to remain quarantined for 10 days and undergo PCR tests at the airport itself. Even after admission in the country, they will have to undergo tests on four and eight days.
“After seeing and understanding the situation arising out of the epidemic in India, it has been decided to cancel the flights,” the statement said. Together with every necessary authority outside the country and the country, we are keeping an eye on the situation. This decision has been taken in view of the safety of civil aviation.
The air-corridor between India and UAE is one of the busiest air routes in the world. Just before the ban, there were 300 flights a week on this route.
Authorities have asked those affected by the ban to talk to the airline and ask them to schedule their flight to Dobora in the coming days.
Britain and Oman have also banned flights coming from India.
On Wednesday, 314,835 new Kovid cases were reported in India, which is a worldwide record. The health system in the country has collapsed and thousands of people are dying every day due to infection.