Saturday, July 11, 2020

Indian expats can start to return to UAE from Sunday

Dubai: Indian expat stranded in India can start to return to the UAE from Sunday as part of a new 15-day agreement between the two countries.

The first flight, an Air India special from New Delhi, will land in Sharjah around 10.40am on Sunday. Flights from both Air India and Air India Express will be landing in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, while Spice Jet has announced flights to Ras Al Khaimah.

Press Trust of India (PTI) tweeted on Saturday that Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet would also operate passenger flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Kochi to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE between July 12-26 for eligible ICA-approved UAE residents.

These are the first flights that will return to the UAE from India since March 19.
Meanwhile, Emirates announced it would be operating special repatriation flights to five Indian cities between July 12-26 to help Indians stranded in UAE to return home.

The flights will be operated to Bengaluru, New Delhi and Kochi, twice daily to each destination, to Mumbai thrice daily and to Thiruvananthapuram once a day between July 12-26.

Flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approvals.

Flights can be booked on, through travel agents, Emirates’ sales offices and the contact centre. Passengers must meet all the entry requirements of the destination to be allowed to board the flights.
11/07/20 Gulf News
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