The Dubai-based Emirates has confirmed the suspension of flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka until July 25, 2021.

In a statement on its website, the airline also stated that those passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.

It stated, “In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until July 25 2021.

“UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated Covid‑19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel.”

Emirates has also added information about those passengers whose flights have been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid-19 restrictions. They can hold on to the tickets until flights resume. They can get in touch with the airline or the booking office to make new travel plans.

The suspension of incoming passenger movement from India to the UAE began on April 24, 2021, due to the second wave of pandemic.