By Staff writer
Dubai-based carrier will operate flights to and from Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram
Emirates has announced special repatriation flights to five Indian cities.
The flights, which will help stranded Indians return home and residents of the UAE currently in India get back to the country, will operate between July 12 and 26.
The flights will be operated to Bengaluru (twice daily flights), Delhi (twice daily) Kochi (twice daily), Mumbai (thrice daily) and Thiruvananthapuram (once daily).
Flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approval.
Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations.
While flights from India will be available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) for residents of Dubai and ICA approval for residents of other emirates of the UAE.
A spokesperson for Emirates said: “All passengers travelling from airports in India to Dubai are also required to carry a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) certificate issued by a laboratory authorised by the government of India to be accepted on the flight. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure.”
Flights can be booked on emirates.com, through travel agents, Emirates' sales offices and contact centre.