International airports in Mumbai and Hyderabad are preparing for UAE

The international airports in Mumbai and Hyderabad are preparing for UAE services by installing speedy PCR and lab testing equipment. Airlines have reopened bookings on several routes, meaning flights from India to Dubai could resume as early as next week. Other airports like Lucknow, Delhi, Mangalore, and Jaipur have also reopened their flights to Dubai with the news spreading.

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Airports in India are preparing countermeasures to prevent the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for resuming the flights to UAE. It was reported that Mumbai Airports have a lab right within the airport to help the passengers get the report in just 13 minutes. The Mumbai airport official was cited as saying, “We currently have the facilities at both departures and arrivals, and we have adequate counters to meet requests.”

Hyderabad airport has also partnered with Mapmygenome, a Covid-19 testing lab licensed by the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) and the Nationwide Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), and the coronavirus testing facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Vistara  New Delhi to Dubai

India-Dubai routes are planned to reopen on July 15, with Indian carrier Vistara operating the first trip from New Delhi to Dubai. The flight is expected to land around 11:20 p.m. local time in Dubai. IndiGo and SpiceJet are among the other carriers that will be available. Vistara has four flights each week to Dubai, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. In addition, the airline will begin flying to Sharjah from Delhi and Mumbai beginning July 17.

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IndiGo Dubai flight

Following it, Indigo is also starting its flight to Dubai. Travelers may purchase flights to Dubai through IndiGo from four cities: Hyderabad, Lucknow, Delhi, and Mumbai. SpiceJet is also intending to start flying straight from Kochi to Dubai. From July 16 forward, the flights will be available. SpiceJet will begin operating direct flights from Mangalore on July 17, while direct flights from Jaipur will commence on July 18. Direct flights from Delhi to Dubai will only start on July 20, according to Spicejet.

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Flights to Dubai were initially planned to renew on June 23 but were rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Because India was fighting a deadly second wave of Covid-19, the UAE suspended air traffic to and from India in April. It was later again extended until July 6.

India opens International flights to other nations too

Indian airlines have reduced seat capacity as the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak rages across the country. Flights from India are prohibited in many countries. As the number of Covid-19 cases in India continues to fall, several nations have begun to allow Indians to fly in for non-essential travel. Canada, Germany, and the Maldives are the three latest countries that have opened up travel for Indian citizens.

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As the island nation reopens its international borders to various South Asian countries, including India, Maldives will resume international flight services next week, on July 15. Go First, and IndiGo have already announced flight plans between the two nations. Similarly, Germany has lifted its travel ban on five nations that the Delta strain has severely impacted. India, the United Kingdom, Russia, Nepal, and Portugal are the five countries. Non-essential travel from India is also permitted in Germany and the Maldives.

Indians will be able to enter Canada through connecting flights beginning next week, although direct flights are still forbidden until July 21. Only a negative test result obtained at the last point of departure to Canada will require Indian travelers.

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