The United Arab Emirates has extended a ban on entry from travellers coming from India. Abu Dhabi Foreign Ministry in a statement released via the website, stated that it is a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The statement did not specify a date to lift the suspension, which was first announced on April 22.
“Flights between the two countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to India,” it said.
The decision is motivated by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases affecting India. As of May 3, 2021, India recorded 357,316 new cases of the COVID-19 virus with a total caseload crossing 20 million infected locals, while the death rate rose by more than 3,449 casualties to a total of 222,408.