Emirates Airlines extends flight ban from Bangladesh, India until August 7
Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has extended flight ban from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka until August 7.
Passengers who have connecting flights through the four countries in the last 14 days will also not be accepted for travel, the airlines said in a notice yesterday.
"In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until 7 August 2021," it said.
The airline added that UAE nationals, holders of UAE golden visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid19 protocols are exempt from this ban and may be accepted for travel.
Emirates also stressed that passengers whose flights have been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid19 restrictions, can hold on to their tickets and when flights resume, they can get in touch with Emirates to change the booking.
"Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused," it stated.
The ban on flights from the four nations has been extended several times in the last few weeks.
Flights from India to the UAE were originally suspended from April 24 due to the surge in Covid-19 infection in the country. Meanwhile flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka were suspended on May 13.