New Delhi: Are you planning a trip to Dubai? If yes, then good news is that Emirates airline recently announced that it will resume flights connecting India, South Africa and Nigeria to Dubai from June 23. The announcement, which came as a huge relief for travellers from India, was made after the Dubai government relaxed travel protocols for inbound international passenger flights from the three nations.Also Read - Travelling To Germany? You Will Not Have To Undergo Mandatory COVID Testing From Now

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  • According to Dubai’s Gulf News, international flights to Dubai will begin on June 23.
  • Those who have a valid residence visa and have received both doses of any UAE-approved coronavirus vaccine — Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca — will be allowed to enter Dubai.
  • All the passengers travelling to Dubai from India should present a negative RT-PCR test report taken 48 hours before departure.
  • Also, another RT-PCR test will be done on arrival in Dubai.
  • Upon arrival, all the passengers from India should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their RT-PCR test report, which is expected to be received in 24 hours.

Meanwhile for passengers travelling from South Africa and Nigeria to Dubai, non-residence visa is also allowed provided they are fully vaccinated and carry negative RT-PCR test report. Passengers must carry a negative test certificate with a mandatory QR code from a PCR test at least 48 hours before departure, according to the Gulf News report. However, the UAE nationals are exempted from this requirement. Also Read - International Flights: Good News For Indians. No COVID Test Report Needed For Flying to US From Monday

Also note that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the COVID-related travel ban on international flights till June 30. However, dedicated cargo flights, flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries are operating as per the usual protocols. Also Read - German Airline Lufthansa Cancels Hundreds of Flights Due to Staff Shortages. Read Details

Some of the popular tourist attractions in Dubai include Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Global Village, Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai, Desert Safari, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Mosque and many more.