Etihad Airways on Tuesday said the suspension of passenger flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the UAE has been extended July 21, 2021.
This decision to extend suspension of flights has been taken following the latest UAE government’s directives to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Etihad Airlines has confirmed that flights from India have been further suspended till July 21, 2021. Replying to a tweet, the airlines comments, “We have just received an update and flights from India have been suspended till the 21st July. We’ll keep the ticket open for you, and you can reschedule it at a later stage by calling our Call Centre team. They might be handling a high volume of calls.” The airline is also no longer accepting bookings before July 22, 2021, on its website and has also updated the information on its website.
“Etihad will not be permitted to carry passengers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or India. However, UAE nationals, diplomatic missions, official delegations and Golden visa holders are exempted from the UAE entry restrictions. These passengers will be subject to acceptance and quarantine conditions,” the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement to Khaleej Times.
Etihad replayed another passenger query about the constant flip-flop on flight suspension, Etihad tweets, “We understand it is confusing Mark however we were expecting some updates regarding the travel ban extension which we just received a few moments ago. I can confirm that the ban is not lifted yet and has been extended until the 21st of July. Our website will be updated shortly.”
“Etihad is working closely with impacted guests to notify them of the changes to their itineraries,” the airline said.