Dubai-Bound Air India Express Flights Suspended Till Oct 2


New Delhi: Air India Express flights to Dubai have been suspended by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates twice during the last couple of weeks, NDTV quoted senior government officials as saying on Friday.

UAE government rules requite each passenger travelling from India to bring an original COVID-negative certificate from RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey.

“A passenger, who had a Covid-positive certificate dated September 2, travelled on Air India Express’ Jaipur-Dubai flight on September 4. A similar incident had happened with a passenger on one of the airline’s other Dubai flights previously,” NDTV quoted one of the officials as saying.

According to Air India Express, it is focusing on reducing the hardship of the passengers and it plans to operate its four Dubai flights, scheduled to operate from India on Friday, to Sharjah instead, the report added.

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