Fares on UAE-Mumbai route skyrocket after scrapping quarantine

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Dubai: Flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Mumbai are witnessing a big rush as travellers to the city need not remain in quarantine. However, ticket fares on the route have also gone up steeply.

Along with withdrawing their earlier order on mandatory quarantine, the authorities have also stopped conducting RT-PCR tests for arriving passengers at the Mumbai airport. As a result, a large number of India-bound passengers are now travelling through Mumbai and the bookings are heavy for the coming week also.

Meanwhile, protests are rising against Kerala’s decision to make quarantine mandatory for travellers from abroad.

Travellers to UAE cautioned
However, those flying to the UAE have been directed to book their tickets only after confirming that they are COVID-19-negative by conducting an RT-PCR test. Even a slight fever could indicate the presence of the virus. A majority of travellers arriving at several overseas airports are testing positive for COVID-19, according to lab authorities there. Tests at airports in India need to be more accurate, they added.

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