Chennai/UNI: In the wake of Covid-19 surge back in India, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that it will stop all its flights from New Delhi for a period of 10 days from Sunday.
The UAE is known to be the busiest route for all international flights from India.
The UAE said arrival of passengers from India through other countries are not allowed to enter unless they were staying for 14 days in those countries.
However, the departure and cargo flights between UAE and India will continue to operate.
UAE citizens, diplomatic delegations, official delegations and flights of businessmen are the categories which are exempted from this restriction.
Ten-day quarantine will be mandatory for the above mentioned categories.
They will have to undergo RT-PCR test on the day of arrival, day 4 and on day 8, an official statement said.
The test results will only be accepted from authorised labs which generate a QR code, it said.