The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now allowing silver residence permit holders from India and its neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to enter the nation.
In earlier, the Gulf nation has only allowing gold permit holders to enter the UAE from the above-mentioned countries. But now UAE also allows silver residence permit holders.
However, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has mandated that travellers who are eligible to visit from these countries will have to wear “a monitoring and tracking device”.
“Their movement is limited to the required movement between the hotel and the airport without coming into close contact with persons of the community,” GCAA quarantine guidelines for guests from the Indian subcontinent says.
UAE for now has extended a restriction on travellers from India and other mentioned countries till July 6. The biggest international destination for Indian travellers, UAE had imposed restriction from April 25 due to the unfolding Covid catastrophe in India.
“Emirates has suspended passenger flights from India effective.. until July 6, 2021. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE. UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the revised published COVID-19 protocols will be exempt for travel,” the Emirates website says.
GCAA has ruled that only a maximum of eight passengers can now fly into the UAE on business jets till further orders. Both the charter restrictions are mainly aimed at India due to the massive demand from the country by eligible category of travellers.