Etihad Airways Bars Flights From India ‘Until Further Notice’

Etihad Airways, the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, on July 28 announced its flight ban from India to the UAE till further notice, a spokesperson of the airline confirmed. The move comes after the UAE government extended the flights ban from India amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“Following the latest UAE government directives, passengers travel from India to the UAE and Etihad’s network has been suspended until further notice,” the spokesperson said. “Etihad will not be permitted to carry passengers from India.” 

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However, UAE nationals, diplomatic missions, official delegations and Golden residence holders are exempted from the UAE entry restriction, the spokesperson clarified, “These passengers will be subject to acceptance and quarantine conditions.” 

The airline said that Etihad will continue to operate cargo flights to India and UAE without any hiccups. Etihad Airlines is closely working with impacted guests to inform them of the changes to their itineraries. 

“Guests who have purchased their tickets through a travel agent are advised to contact the agency from which they purchased their ticket for assistance. This is an evolving situation, and we will update guests as more information becomes available. Etihad regrets any inconvenience caused to its guests by these temporary restrictions,” the airlines stated. 

More information is available on, through the mobile app, or by contacting Etihad Airways on +971600555666. A list of other local Etihad contact centres is available at 

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