COVID-19: Travel ban from India extended, other restrictions remain in place

27 May 21

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The United Arab Emirates has extended its travel restrictions for passenger flights from India until June 14. In addition, restrictions remain in place on travel from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka indefinitely. Travel also remains restricted from Nigeria and South Africa.

Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • Flights from India are suspended until June 14.
  • Flights from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are suspended until further notice.
  • Travelers who have transited through Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within 14 days of intended arrival will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • UAE nationals, golden-visa holders and members of diplomatic missions are exempt from the above restrictions provided they adhere to other COVID-19 protocols.

Nigeria and South Africa

  • Travel to/from Nigeria is still suspended until further notice.
  • Travel from South Africa is suspended until June 30.
  • Travelers who have transited through Nigeria or South Africa within 14 days of intended arrival will not be allowed to enter the country. UAE nationals and members of diplomatic missions are exempt from the above restrictions provided they adhere to other COVID-19 protocols.

Analysis & Comments: The restrictions make travel more difficult for anyone who has been in any of the countries listed above. Those with urgent travel needs should work closely with their immigration provider to discuss the best available options. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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