UAE Temporarily Suspends Visa on Arrival Facility for Indians with UK and US Visas | Latest India News

Last week, Etihad announced that Indian nationals holding a visa or residence permit issued by the United States, United Kingdom or an EU member state are eligible for an Emirati visa. The United Arab Emirates is slowly relaxing its restrictions related to Covid-19 and revising its travel protocol.

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2021 11:55 AM

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has temporarily suspended visa on arrival for Indian nationals holding a visa or residence permit issued by the United States, United Kingdom or a member state of the United Arab Emirates. European Union. This was announced by Etihad Airways on Twitter on Monday.

“The UAE authorities have decided to temporarily suspend the visa-on-arrival facility for passengers arriving or having stayed in India within the past 14 days,” said a tweet from Etihad Help in response to the report. question from a user.

Authorities in the UAE have decided to temporarily suspend the visa-on-arrival facility for passengers arriving from India or have stayed there in the past 14 days. We are working on updating our website, please keep an eye on https://t.co/hWA7ZGfiaF for the latest regulations. * Ari

– Etihad Help (@EtihadHelp) 23 Aug 2021

He did not provide any reason or more details for the decision, but said details will be updated on the airline’s website.

Last week, Etihad announced that Indian nationals holding a visa or residence permit issued by the United States, United Kingdom or an EU member state are eligible for an Emirati visa.

“If you are an Indian citizen, you can now apply for a visa upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, including Abu Dhabi. To be eligible, you must have a US visitor visa or green card, or hold a UK or EU residence valid for at least 6 months and your passport must be valid for at least six months, “the airline’s website said.

Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates eased restrictions on Covid-19 by issuing a new travel protocol allowing passengers from India and five other countries. However, all travelers were asked to undergo a polymerase chain reaction test on the day of their arrival and on the ninth day after arriving in the UAE.

Passengers were also asked to produce a negative PCR test certificate with a validity of 48 hours and also to undergo a rapid PCR test at the departure airport.

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