Effective 24 April, airlines flying to UAE will not accept passengers from India, Khaleej Times reports. Notices have been sent by UAE-based airlines to trade partners.
The Covid-19 safety measure will be in place for 10 days, the notice said.
Transit passengers from India are not allowed to enter the UAE, unless they had been staying in other countries for 14 days.
Departure and cargo flights will continue to operate as usual between both countries.
UAE citizens, diplomatic missions and official delegations are exempted.
This decision came as India, in its second wave of the pandemic, recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday.
At least eight countries around the world have announced travel bans and restrictions on passengers from India to prevent the spread of Covid-19.