Thursday, September 23, 2021

Emirates flights: Airline clarifies rules for stranded foreigners who got Covid jabs in their home country-News

According to the UAE national airlines Emirates and Etihad Airways, stranded UAE residents who were vaccinated in India with Covishield are currently unable to return. They reiterated that currently only people vaccinated in the UAE can fly back.

The same conditions apply to people who have been vaccinated with Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sputnik V and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The UAE authorities announced last week New exemption for passengers from six countries From aborted flight. These countries are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda and Nigeria. However, Dubai-based Emirates later announced that flights to and from Nigeria had been suspended. Extend to at least August 15.

As soon as the new regulations were announced, stranded residents asked about them on the social media of the two airline companies. The key question is whether it is necessary to vaccinate in the UAE.

Emirates responded on Sunday: “Only passengers who hold a valid UAE residence visa and are fully vaccinated in the UAE and hold an official vaccination certificate issued and approved by the relevant UAE authorities can return to the UAE.” Poke the query of Twitter users.

In response to another Twitter user named Rajeev asking whether “passengers who are fully vaccinated from India have a chance to travel to Dubai”, the airline reiterated the relevant regulations. However, it added that “requirements are constantly changing” and instructed the inquirer to pay close attention to its official website for updates.

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At the same time, Etihad Airways-which handles similar inquiries-also redirects customers to its website, where the rules clearly state: “You can only enter the UAE if the UAE is fully vaccinated.

It added: “You must prove that you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE at least 14 days before travel.”

The passengers flying to the UAE are Need to apply for approval From the Federal Identity and Citizenship Administration (ICA).

Please also read:

ICA Approval of UAE Flights: How to Apply for Residents

However, for those Passengers flying to Dubai, You need to obtain approval from the General Directorate of Residence and Aliens Affairs (GDRFA).

Which countries/regions accept Covishield vaccine?

Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India, said that on July 17, France became the 16th country to accept Covishield and the 13th country in the European Union.

Other countries receiving the vaccine are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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