Dubai carrier Emirates has announced plans to operate special repatriation flights to five Indian cities starting from tomorrow (July 12) till July 26 to assist stranded expats get home and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.
According to Emirates, flights will be operated to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram during the 15-day period.
As per the schedule, the Dubai carrier will fly to Bengaluru, Delhi and Kochi twice daily; Mumbai thrice daily and Thiruvananthapuram once daily.
The flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approval.
Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations, said the statement from Emirates.
These flights will be available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) for residents of Dubai and ICA approval for residents of other emirates of the UAE, it stated.
Flights can be booked on Emirates' website, sales offices and contact centre and through travel agents.
Passengers must meet all the entry requirements of the destination to be allowed to board the flihts.
All passengers travelling from airports in India to Dubai are also required to carry a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) certificate issued by a laboratory authorised by the government of India to be accepted on the flight. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure.-TradeArabia News Service