Passengers from India not allowed in UAE from April 25: Media reports

Daniel Fowler
April 23, 2021

The GCAA said, "The decision to suspend flights came after studying and evaluating the epidemiological situation in the friendly Republic of India and within the framework of continuous coordination and cooperation with all relevant authorities inside and outside the country that continuously monitor developments in the situation to maintain the security and safety of civil aviation".

Tam said her team is conducting a risk analysis of the situation there, collecting data to determine how many people are testing positive coming into Canada from India, and any reporting of the country's newly discovered variant.

"Canadians are being told not to go to work, not to send their children to school, but hundreds of worldwide flights continue to land in Canada each week", he said Thursday, adding "It is long past time for Justin Trudeau to take action". They are required to quarantine for two weeks, three nights of which must be spent in a government-approved hotel.

She pointed to a pre-boarding test for COVID-19, tests on arrival, and government-mandated quarantine.

The ban means that those with valid residency rights returning to the United Kingdom after the deadline on Friday face the additional financial burden of compulsory hotel quarantine and tests costs, estimated at around 2,000 pounds per person.

Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are also not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE, added Gulf News.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive outbreak

Pakistan's government warned this week major cities might be closed if COVID-19 cases there keep growing.

Tam and other health officials fielded questions about why Canada hasn't done the same for India.

India is a concern not only because of the mutation, but also because of a massive resurgence in COVID-19 cases. It's the first time that New Zealand has extended any bar on entry to its own citizens and residents.

France will impose new entry restrictions on travellers from India, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, April 21. The U.K. added the country to its "red list" on Monday, banning most travel. British citizens are allowed to return home but must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

Alghabra says there are no flights coming in from Brazil at the moment but Canada won't hesitate to ban further commercial flights if the data supports it.

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