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Fraud warning: No chartered flights from UAE to India, warns consulate

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on May 25, 2020 | Last updated on May 25, 2020 at 06.53 am
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The Indian government is yet not give approval for any such chartered flights as of now.

 The Consulate General of India in Dubai has warned Indian nationals living in the UAE to not fall prey to fraudsters who are collecting advance for airfare on chartered flights to India.

The consulate issued a press note that said, "It has come to our notice that certain people and travel agencies in UAE are contacting Indian nationals in the name of forthcoming chartered flights to various destinations in India and in some cases, alluring them to pay money in advance for airfare and quarantine charges in India."

It said, "Consulate General of India in Dubai would like to advise all the Indian nationals living in UAE that the government of India has yet not accorded approval for any such chartered flights as of now."

The statement said, "A proposal of chartered flight to India, if any, for any designated purpose, will be approved by the Govt of India and routed through Consulate General of India, Dubai during the current crisis of Covid-19 and till resumption of normal international civil aviation services between India and UAE."

It added, "All Indian nationals are advised to take note of the above and advised not to fall prey to any such people or agents on pretext of arranging chartered flights to certain destinations."


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person, and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics, and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling, and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88

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