Emirates Returns to India, To Operate Repatriation Flight

The Dubai based carrier, Emirates has resumed flight to India,the airline started with a special repatriation flight from July 12 and will operate through to July, 26.2020. To enable stranded India’s and UAE residents get back to their respective home.

Emirates will offer flight to five cities within India. Its plan is to operate up to 150 flights within 15 days to bring home stranded citizens. The repatriation is the work of a bilateral agreement that allows Emirates to bring people to India as well as fly them out.

The first flight to five cities in India includes:

  • Bengaluru; Two flights daily
  • Delhi; Two flights daily
  • Kochi; Two flights daily
  • Mumbai; Three flights daily
  • Thiruvananthapuram; One flight daily

Flights from Dubai to India  are only for Indian citizens stranded in the UAE while flights from India to Dubai 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.

Passengers travelling from airports in India to Dubai are required to carry a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) certificate issued by a laboratory authorized by the government of India to be accepted on the flight.

Certificates must be issued not more than 96 hours before departure.

Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air. Emirates has modified its services onboard these flights in line with requirements from the authorities.

Additional information from simpleflying.com

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