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Dubai: If you have been waiting for the flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to resume, you may be confused about which is the latest announcement.

Here is a roundup of the announcements made so far regarding the flight suspension from these four countries.

India

The suspension of flights from India was announced on April 22 by the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

In the latest update by Emirates, the flight suspension will continue until August 7.

According to an official announcement on July 23 by Emirates, passengers who have connected through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.

Also, Etihad announced on August 1 that the flight suspension from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka may be extended beyond August 7.

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Which flights have been suspended?

According to the announcement on April 22, all incoming flights from India to the UAE, on national and foreign carriers, have been suspended.

Flights carrying transit passengers have also been barred from coming to the UAE, with the exception of transit flights coming to the UAE and heading onward to India.

Pakistan

According to the announcement by Emirates, flights from Pakistan have also been suspended until August 7. The statement added that passengers who have connected through Pakistan in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.

UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID 19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel, according to the announcement.

Bangladesh

In the announcement by Emirates on July 28, flights from Bangladesh have been suspended until August 7. The statement added that passengers who have connected through Bangladesh in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.

UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID 19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel, according to the announcement.

Sri Lanka

In the announcement by Emirates on July 28, flights from Sri Lanka have been suspended until August 7. The statement added that passengers who have connected through Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.

UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID 19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel, according to the announcement.