India is suffering from the second wave of the virus, and many countries have restricted travel to and from India. UK has put India on the ‘red list’, and Canada and UAE have banned flights from India. Also, many other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Pakistan have tightened travel curbs to and from India. Moreover, countries have imposed a ban on travel. For example, flights to UAE will be suspended from April 24. So, what about the booked tickets?
Travelling From India
If you are among those who already have an advanced ticket booked for destinations, then read below. Tickets booked for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah during the ‘travel ban’ period? Reach out to the respective airlines for reschedule or refund.
Airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, Air Arabia, or Indian carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air India, and Air India Express have revised advisory for all passengers. For example, Air India Express said in a statement that “booked to fly with us during this period will be able to reschedule their tickets once the restrictions are lifted”. Currently, the travel restrictions to UAE are in place for 10 days, following which they will review the situation and take a call.
Travelling To India
Most of the countries will continue to operate their flights to India. As per a senior executive of a Dubai-based airline, the decision to operate flights to India will depend on the passenger load. So, if there are not enough passengers travelling from UAE to India, they might cancel these flights.
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