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 introduced to the eye of the Embassy of Indian in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate Basic of India, Dubai that a number of Indian nationals intending to journey to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have gotten stranded within the UAE.”
“Due to COVID-related restrictions on incoming passengers, at the moment it’s not attainable 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 day by day rely of COVID-19 cases within the final one month, when the economic system reopened.
In whole, the coronavirus has claimed 947 lives, together with 332,603 confirmed cases, within the UAE, in accordance to Johns Hopkins College.
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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are main transit factors for flyers from India travelling to different Gulf nations, even North Africa and Europe.
The Indian embassy mentioned: “All Indian nationals are, due to this fact, advised to kindly confirm the newest COVID-related journey tips of their closing vacation spot nation earlier than embarking on an outward journey from India. They’re additionally advised to carry sufficient private provisions and funds to cater to any emergent necessities.”
Saudi Arabia suspended entry to the Kingdom for non-citizens from 20 particular nations, together with India and Pakistan, because it stepped up efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the official Saudi Press Company reported final Tuesday, citing an official supply on the Inside Ministry.
Indians, who’re already within the UAE en route to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, have been advised to think about returning to India and to make their additional journey plan solely after the restrictions within the closing locations nations are lifted.
It might 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 College.