UAE Bans Air India Passengers For This Reason; India-Australia International Flights Start From July 1
As per fresh reports coming in, Air India has announced that there will be eighth evacuation flights that will be running between India and Australia under the Vande Bharat Mission.
Also the UAE has asked Air India not to transport passengers from India under the vande Bharat mission.
Find out all the details about the evacuation flights right here!
Air India Schedules Eight Evacuation Flights To Sydney And Australia
Under the Vande Bharat Mission, Air India has announced that they will be 8 evacuation flights that will travel between India and Australia.
They have been scheduled to travel between July 1 and July 14. Also the booking for these will commence on June 28 from 12 p.m. IST. The tickets for these flights can be booked only on the official Air India website.
The news was confirmed by Air India through a tweet.
The tweet also says that there will be eight flights to Sydney and Melbourne each.
Evacuation flights have been scheduled under the Vande Bharat Mission which has been carried out since May.
UAE Denies Entry Of Indian Passengers Through Air India Under Vande Bharat Mission
On the other hand, the United Arab Emirates has denied Air India limited to carry passengers to the country from India unless specifically approved by the government of UAE.
The General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued guidelines regarding the same wearing repatriation flights that haven’t been given permission.
As per reports, all the passengers including internationals will now need specific approvals from the UAE embassy in New Delhi and UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This is in addition to the valid residency permit or work permit, and have approvals from UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) or Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)
This has happened just too few days after the US accused the Indian government of being involved in discriminatory and restrictive practices bi excluding us airlines from the vande Bharat mission to repatriate Indians from the US. This was followed by suspension of repatriation flights by Air India from India to the US without the latter’s prior permission.