India-UAE flights: Stranded expats fly via Armenia

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: UAE
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India-UAE flights: Stranded expats fly via Armenia

Days after Uzbekistan tightened its travel regulations, UAE residents are looking at other Southwest Asian and Southeast European countries and even Ethiopia in Africa to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine period before returning to the emirates to safeguard their jobs, businesses and career prospects. Uzbekistan introduced additional quarantine norms for inbound travellers on June 25 following a rise in Covid-19 infections. Since then, very few expatriates are choosing to return to the UAE via the popular quarantine destination, travel agents have said. Instead, stranded expatriates in India and other South Asian countries are opting to quarantine for 14 days in countries such as Armenia, Serbia, Montenegro, and in some cases Ethiopia in Africa before returning to the UAE. From June 28 to July 12, according to the decision of the Special Republican Commission for combating coronavirus in Uzbekistan, restrictions are imposed on entry to Tashkent from neighbouring regions by vehicles (cars and buses) in the absence of an urgent need. The UAE has suspended inbound travellers from India and other South Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka since April 24 and May 13, respectively. Thousands of desperate travellers have chosen to return to the UAE by

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