Passengers who have taken both the doses of Covid-19 vaccination in India are exempted from taking RT-PCR tests prior to their departure to India from the UAE, Air India Express said in its travel update.
In its fresh guideline for passengers travelling from the UAE to India, the airline noted the exemption is only for those individuals who have completed both doses of vaccination in India.
The new travel update will mostly benefit visitors to the UAE who have taken the Covid-19 vaccines in India. Passengers who have received Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE, still need to do a PCR test 72 hours before flying from the UAE to India.
“All other passengers should carry a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR certificate and upload the same on Air Suvidha portal. The test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.”
The new relaxation follows the scrapping of the seven-day mandatory home quarantine for passengers landing in India from abroad.