India has requested its nationals not to journey to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait via the UAE and get stranded on this nation, in view of the rising variety of COVID-19 cases within the area.
In an announcement posted on Twitter on Monday, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi mentioned: “It has been brought to the attention of the Embassy of Indian in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of India, Dubai that several Indian nationals intending to travel to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have got stranded in the UAE.”
“Due to COVID-related restrictions on incoming passengers, currently it is not possible for Indian nationals to transit via Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,” the assertion mentioned.
The UAE has recorded a slight uptick in its each day depend of COVID-19 cases within the final one month, when the economic system reopened.
In complete, the coronavirus has claimed 947 lives, together with 332,603 confirmed cases, within the UAE, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University.
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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are main transit factors for flyers from India travelling to different Gulf international locations, even North Africa and Europe.
The Indian embassy mentioned: “All Indian nationals are, therefore, advised to kindly ascertain the latest COVID-related travel guidelines of their final destination country before embarking on an outward journey from India. They are also advised to carry enough personal provisions and funds to cater to any emergent requirements.”
Saudi Arabia suspended entry to the Kingdom for non-citizens from 20 particular international locations, together with India and Pakistan, because it stepped up efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the official Saudi Press Agency reported final Tuesday, citing an official supply on the Interior Ministry.
Indians, who’re already within the UAE en route to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, have been advised to contemplate returning to India and to make their additional journey plan solely after the restrictions within the ultimate locations international locations are lifted.
It could also be famous that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have recorded extra coronavirus-related deaths than the UAE, at 6,406 and 969 deaths respectively, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University.