Please be noted – As per Indian authorities, if your flight is under Air Bubble, then you should have a return ticket and you are expected to come back to India. We request you to please obey all the guidelines issued by the Indian govt and that should never be breached.
There are people who work in UAE but are stuck in India due to the travel ban because of Covid. There are many of these people or their close relatives who want to get back to the UAE. There is an option for these people who can travel from 3rd country indirect route to Abu Dhabi after spending 14 nights in a low-risk country.
India to UAE via the Maldives
Yes, Now UAE residents and travellers who are stuck in India can travel to UAE via the Maldives after spending 14 nights in the Maldives.
Can I Directly fly from India to UAE?
No, if one is flying from India then they cannot directly travel to the USA because India comes in the red list category of UAE.
How many nights will I have to spend in a 3rd country to fly to UAE from India?
14 nights layover is required to be spent in the 3rd country to travel to UAE
I am a UAE National, holder of a UAE Golden Visa- can I travel from India to UAE directly?
If you are a UAE National, holder of UAE Golden Visas then you ask for approval and may get the option to enter UAE directly from India.
How can I check my ICA green Signal to travel to UAE?
Please click here to check your ICA approval.
If you get a Green signal only then you can travel otherwise you will have to wait for some time to get the green signal.
Is it safe to stay in Maldives city?
In the last month, there are many people travelling through the Maldives to Canada and they stayed in the city, however, the local public is not happy with south Asian people coming to their respective land.
There are many Indians who were found positive In Maldives hotels and these resorts were shut due to the reason.
It should be safe, but one should be ready to be extra careful 🙂
Can one easily get Hotels in Maldives city?
No, it is not that easy – there are many resorts that are not accepting quarantine packages and those who are accepting are quite full, one can start researching it and try to get the valid authentic option.
Will I be allowed to enter UAE from the Maldives?
Yes you will be allowed to enter UAE from the Maldives if you have all Valid documents and RTPCR test as of July 2021
Will I have to get quarantined for 14 nights after reaching the Maldives?
If your stay is in the city then you might have to wait for the notification from the Maldives govt, if you are staying in an island resort then you don’t have to get quarantined but Island hopping is also not allowed. You will have to be on one island only for 14 nights.
Quarantine rules in UAE
Quarantine rules differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers from green list countries and non-green list countries. if you’re travelling on a direct flight from any of the countries or regions listed below from the “green list”, you’ll be exempt from quarantine requirements when you arrive. The list of green countries is as follows:
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Taiwan, Province of China
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Moreover, due to travel corridors, fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine when they travel between the UAE and:
Guidelines for vaccinated passengers
- If you are coming from a green country, you do not need to quarantine yourself. However, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and on day 6 from arrival.
- If you are coming from other countries, you must quarantine yourself for 7 days. Additionally, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and on day 6 from arrival.
The above rules apply to those who received their second dose of the vaccine at least 28 days prior to the day of travel. Information about the vaccine must be documented on the Al Hosn app.
Guidelines for non-vaccinated passengers
- If you are coming from a green country, you do not need to quarantine yourself. However, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and on days 6 and 12 from arrival.
- If you are coming from other countries, you must quarantine yourself for 12 days. Additionally, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and on day 11 from arrival.
If you have arrived from a country that the UAE authorities deem to be high-risk, then you will be subject to quarantine at a government facility.
You will be provided with a medically approved wristband for the duration of your quarantine, after you clear immigration.