Extension of India-UAE travel suspension: Expats voice concern as travel plans go haywire

SourceGulf News
SectorTourism
CountryUAE

Dubai: After Dubai’s Emirates airline confirmed the extension of travel suspension for passenger from India to the UAE till May 14, several Indian expats voiced their concern over travel plans going haywire. The announcement from the UAE flag carrier, which was posted on its website on Thursday night, indicated an impending announcement about the wider implementation of the suspension rule by all airlines operating in the sector. This left UAE residents stuck in India and expatriates who were scheduled to travel home from UAE worried about their jobs and families.

They also expressed concerns that the travel restrictions might be further extended as India, which is reeling under an unprecedented health crisis, was predicted to see the peak in COVID-19 cases by mid-May A Dubai-based teacher, who did not wish to be named, said her husband who had gone to visit his ailing father in Delhi was stuck over there. “Our father is better now, but my husband can’t...read more...