The UAE authorities have temporarily suspended issuing visas on arrival for Indian passengers who are arriving from or been in India in the past 14 days, Etihad Airways revealed. A reason for the suspension remain unclear.
"UAE authorities have decided to temporarily suspend the Visa-on-arrival facility for passengers who are arriving from or been in India in the past 14 days. We're working to update our website. Please keep an eye on https://bit.ly/TravelGuideEN for the latest regulations," Etihad Help tweeted.
Etihad Airways had earlier said that Indians with a visa or residence permit issued by the US, UK or European Union (EU) member state could visit Abu Dhabi.
Earlier in August, the country's flag carrier Emirates announced that United Arab Emirates (UAE) residents flying in from India and five other nations are no longer required to present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for entry.
As Emirates airline updated its travel rules for UAE residents flying in from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, Indian media reports indicated the Covid-19 vaccination certificate is no longer stated as a requirement for entry into Dubai.