Dubai: The 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, Etihad said on Twitter.
Etihad Airways, which is the second flag carrier of the UAE, in their tweet said: "The 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."
The tweet was in response to a query by a passenger whether an Indian citizen holding a US visa can fly to Abu Dhabi and get visa-on-arrival and travel to Dubai without quarantine.
The update is applicable to passengers having a visa or residence permit issued by the US, the UK or a European Union member state.
Travel regulations to and from the UAE have frequently changed in recent weeks considering the developing COVID-19 situation.
Passengers travelling to the UAE should carry a COVID-19 negative rapid PCR test report, not older than six hours before boarding the flight. "Indian citizens holding regular passports with US visas, green cards, UK Resident Permits, or EU (European Union) resident permits are allowed to receive entry visa upon arrival to UAE valid for 14 days and can be extended only once for a similar period. The Indian Passport, US visa, the green card, the U.K Resident Permit and the EU resident permit must be valid for at least six months," says the website of the UAE embassy.
Similar rules are applicable for passengers arriving from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Namibia, among other countries.