Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have confirmed to passengers that flights between India and the UAE have been suspended until at least July 21.
Direct flights between India and the UAE have been on hold since April 25 due to high rates of Covid-19 in India. But with rates falling and vaccinations rising, there have been hints that flights could soon re-open.
Flights were set to resume between the two countries in late June. But that date has now been moved until at least July 21 according to Etihad.
Etihad has also confirmed it has suspended flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka until July 21.
They replied to a customer on Twitter with this message.
“We were expecting some updates regarding the travel ban extension which we just received few moments ago. I can confirm that the ban is not lifted yet and has been extended until 21st of July. Our website will be updated shortly.”
UAE remains on UK red list but hopeful the restrictions might be lifted this summer
The UAE remains on the UK’s Red List but there remains hope that the flights between the two countries will open up later this summer.
The UK updated its list of Red and Green countries last night. But despite new additions including Ibiza and Malta, the UAE remains on the UK’s Red List meaning no direct flights.
Which we’re sure is heartbreaking news for the hundreds of thousands of British expats in the area keen to see their family and friends. The UAE has been on the UK’s Red List since January despite having one of the most successful vaccine roll-outs in the world.