Sunday, July 12, 2020

Emirates to commence repatriation flights from Sunday

Kochi: Emirates will be operating special repatriation flights to five Indian cities from Sunday to bring back Indian nationals stranded abroad. The mission, which will continue till July 26, will witness schedules being operated to Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram in the following frequencies:  Kochi, Bengaluru and New Delhi will have  daily two flights, Thiruvananthapuram one and Mumbai three. Flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are yet to receive the approval of the respective state governments.

Prospective travellers can book their tickets through travel agents, Emirates’ sales offices, contact centres or by visiting Indian citizens stuck in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai. Similarly, flights from India to Dubai will be available only for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) for residents of Dubai and Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approval for residents of  UAE.Passengers travelling from airports in India to Dubai are also required to carry a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) certificate from a lab recognised by the Centre.
12/07/20 New Indian Express
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