New Delhi: Are you planning to fly to Dubai? If yes, then we have some important news for you. The Indian travelers will be able to book flight tickets to Dubai from next week. Reports suggest that the flight bookings from several Indian cities to Dubai will re-open from July 15. However, Abu Dhabi will re-open flights for Indian passengers from July 21.
According to a report in Dubai-headquartered Gulf News, Flights from India to Dubai and Abu Dhabi are expected to re-open on July 15 and July 21 respectively, after UAE along with other countries banned travelers from India, with some exceptions, due to the surge in the covid cases in April.
To recall, owing to the unprecedented spike in the covid cases in the second wave of the pandemic, UAE had banned Indian passengers back in April. The ban was subsequently extended till July 6.
According to the Vistara Airline website, the fare from Mumbai (BOM) to Dubai (DXB) starts from ?17,602 with only a few tickets left on July 15 and 16. Whereas Delhi to Dubai, the flight fare is ?13,816.
Last month, UAE civil aviation authority issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen) in which it decided to suspend flight services to and from 14 countries including India till July 21.
In a notice issued to Airmen (NOTAM) dated June 24, 2021, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has laid down that flights from India, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and South Africa, will remain suspended until 23:59 hrs of July 21, 2021.
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