IndiGo Issues Strict Guidelines For Indians Flying To Dubai & Middle East: Follow Rules Else Get Deboarded!
The IndiGo airlines on Thursday has listed guidelines for its international passengers flying to and from nine cities in seven countries.
Guidelines Provided By The Airlines
Passengers who are exempt from foreign travel restrictions and the requirements must follow the airline’s standards.
The international guidelines by IndiGo cover passengers flying to Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in UAE, Doha in Qatar, Kuwait City in Kuwait, Male in the Maldives, Muscat in Oman, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Colombo in Sri Lanka.
In the guidelines, IndiGo has made it clear that passengers not complying with the regulations will not be allowed to board its flights.
For passengers denied boarding, the fare component is non-refundable, while non-airline taxes are refundable.
Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in UAE:
- To fly to Dubai from India, passengers allowed include members of diplomatic missions, holders of UAE golden or silver visas, UAE nationals, and customers exempted or granted permission to enter the UAE by the appropriate authorities.
- Passengers must have a valid Covid?19 test certificate issued within 48 hours of the time of sample collection and scheduled flight departure.
- Only RT-PCR test reports from certified labs that issue a QR code linked to the original report will be accepted.
Doha in Qatar
- Only passengers allowed to travel to Doha from India are Qatari nationals, spouses, children and companions, Permanent Residency cardholders, GCC nationals.
- Passengers should note that an exceptional return permit is not required for Qatar Residence Cards holders.
- Passengers have to register themselves on the Ehteraz website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) 12 hours before their departure.
- Passengers must download and register on the EHTERAZ app, and undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival at their own cost.
- Passengers must carry a negative PCR certificate in printed form.
Kuwait City In Kuwait
- Only employees of the Kuwait Ministry of Health and their first-degree relatives and employees of the private medical sector are allowed to travel from India to Kuwait.
- Passengers travelling to Kuwait shall mandatorily have to download and register on the Kuwait Mosafer App.
- Passengers are subject to two RT-PCR tests upon arrival at their own cost.
Muscat In Oman
- Omani nationals and non-Omani citizens with Family Resident Permit and Employment Resident Permit are allowed to travel from India to Oman.
- Residents on family residence permits are allowed to enter Oman.
- Tourists in possession of new visas except for valid tourist visas shall be allowed to enter Oman.
- Passengers shall download and complete registration on the Tarassud+ app before arrival in Oman.
- All passengers travelling to Oman need to have a printed negative RT PCR certificate in English.