Following the UAE and Indian government’s recent arrangement to facilitate the travel of stranded individuals, Etihad and Emirates have announced specials flights between the two countries.

Etihad is operating flights from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru (five times-a-week), Chennai (five times-a-week), Delhi (six times-a-week), Hyderabad (once-a-week), Kochi (twice-a-week), and Mumbai (Daily), from July 15 to July 26, 2020.

“All eligible passengers travelling from India to Abu Dhabi must possess the relevant UAE entry approvals set by the government of Abu Dhabi.

“Passengers travelling to India must adhere to guidelines set by the government of India, and are also requested to arrive at Abu Dhabi Airport a minimum of four hours prior to departure to undertake mandatory rapid testing in Terminal 1A before check-in, ” the UAE flag carrier said in an official statement.

Emirates has announced flights to Bengaluru (twice daily), Delhi (twice daily), Kochi (twice daily), Mumbai (thrice daily) and Thiruvananthapuram (once daily) between July 12 and 26. The flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approval.

The Dubai-based carrier has clarified that on flights from Dubai to India, only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed while flights from India to Dubai are available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) or ICA approved.

All passengers travelling from India to Dubai are also required to carry a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure.

Flights can be booked on the airline’s website, through travel agents, Emirates’ sales offices and contact centre.,