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UAE travel: Pakistan-Abu Dhabi flights only for transit passengers, says Etihad

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on August 10, 2021

The clarification comes on a day when flights have resumed flights from the Indian subcontinent.

Etihad Airways is flying passengers from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh only if they are transiting in Abu Dhabi.

"Only transit passengers can fly," an Etihad spokesperson said.

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Exemptions are for diplomats, UAE nationals and golden visa holders.

The clarification comes on a day when the national carrier has resumed flights from the Indian subcontinent.

However, Etihad in its travel updates also noted that tickets to certain destinations will be unavailable.

"Please note you will be unable to book tickets for connecting flights to certain long-haul destinations due to temporary restrictions."

Also, giving an update for transit passengers, Etihad Help said: "If in the past 14 days you have been in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal or Sri Lanka you will be unable to enter and transit Abu Dhabi."


Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.

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