The UAE has opened up its borders to India once more, with flights between Dubai and India set to resume from June 23.
There are some strict measures in place for those wanting to fly, however.
Only passengers with a valid residence visa and those who have had both doses of a UAE-approved vaccine are allowed to travel from India.
Flights have been suspended between India and the UAE since April 25 due to high Covid-19 rates in India. But cases have dropped across India with recoveries now outpacing new infections for over a month.
As well as being double-vaccinated, those wanting to fly must also take a rapid PCR test four hours before flying to Dubai. And another test on arrival. They must then quarantine until that PCR test arrives within 24 hours.
But while the flights are now open, prices have risen due to the high demand. Some flights have even seen their prices triple.
Abu Dhabi to introduce advanced Covid-19 scanners at its borders
Abu Dhabi has announced it’s setting up mass scanners at several sites across its borders to detect potential cases of Covid-19.
The pilot program is going to be used at the emirate’s borders, Yas Island venues and Musaffah.
The “state-of-the-art scanners” will screen people in Abu Dhabi from a distance and provide immediate results.