Though Indians are allotted resident Visa as long as they are fully vaccinated, there are further restrictions imposed by the UAE Government when it comes to travelling to other Emirates. Those who have Abu Dhabi visas can only get tickets to Abu Dhabi airport and those who have Dubai visas can only get tickets to Dubai airport according to the new rules. If you have a visa for other Emirates they need to land at Sharjah or Ras al Khaimah.
Since the new rules were suddenly implemented only on Saturday, the immigrants from other Emirates who took tickets to Dubai were perplexed and confused. Worse, they even lost the ticket money. But Air India made it clear that the travellers won’t lose their money, and will be allotted tickets (which will only cost a token sum) to their destinations.
Meanwhile, the rapid PCR tests at Kochi have been activated. On an hourly basis at least 400 people can be tested under the newly applied testing facility. Two agencies have been given supervision here.
12-day quarantine at Abu Dhabi
Those who arrive at Abu Dhabi is required to go into quarantine for 12 days. Since Saturday, the travellers who arrived on the Etihad airways were taken into a state-sponsored quarantine facility. Those who have rented places in their names are allowed to stay there as long as they are equipped with a tracking hand watch. They have to take an RTPCR test within 6-11 days. Those who arrive at Ras Al Khaimah have 10 days quarantine. Again they are required to take an RTPCR test within 4-8 days.
The Air India, Air India Express flight services to Abu Dhabi will only resume after the 10th of this month. Those who are going through the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website to get the travel authorization needn’t take the Q R code like before. It’s enough that those who apply for air travel receive a green signal and that will be conveyed at the airport.