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UAE bans travel from India due to worsening COVID situation

The UAE announced on Thursday that it will suspend the travel of passengers from India for a period of 10 days from April 25.

The arrival of passengers from India through another country is also not allowed unless travellers have stayed for 14 days in the transit country.

UAE nationals, diplomatic passport holders and official delegations will, however, be exempted from the restrictions. Private jets will also be allowed.

UAE has become the latest to restrict travellers from India, after the U.K., the U.S., Hong Kong and New Zealand following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The travel ban will come into effect from 11.59 pm on Saturday, April 24, and is subject to review after 10 days, Gulf News reported.

Departure flights will continue to operate, it added.

According to Khaleej Times, people are barred from booking flights from the UAE to Indian destinations after April 24 on the Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia websites.