New Delhi: The suspension of passenger flights from India to UAE will continue until July 6, Dubai-based carrier Emirates told passengers. The ban was initially imposed on 25 April, after a surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
In a statement posted on its website, Emirates, the flag carrier of the UAE, said, it has suspended passenger flights from India effective 24 April until 6 July.
"Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE," it said.
However, "UAE nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the revised published COVID-19 protocols will be exempt for travel," the statement said.
Earlier this week, India's budget carrier Air India Express tweeted out that the suspension on passenger flights from India to the UAE will continue until July 6.
Emirates had earlier announced that the flight suspension would continue till June 30.
India registered its highest ever single-day toll of 6,148 Covid-19 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Thursday. The country logged 94,052 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 2,91,83,121.
The union health ministry in its latest release stated that the number of active cases dropped to 11,67,952.
The daily COVID cases remained below one lakh for the third straight day.
India's COVID death toll reached 3,59,676 as 6,148 people succumbed to the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, the health ministry data updated at 8 am showed.
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