Dubai ന്നത് Opening the way for the journey through Qatar gave hope to those waiting to reach Dubai. Thirteen people will board a flight to Dubai tonight from Kozhikode to Qatar.
There he booked a hotel for the quarantine and the trip was after registering with the Ihteras mobile app in Qatar. Only those who have received 2 doses of the vaccine for 14 days will be allowed to travel. Qatar has also reinstated an on-arrival visa previously suspended.
Travel agencies have said that those who show a Dubai ticket and a residence permit are allowed to travel, although it is recommended to book a return ticket as well. It will cost around Rs 1.5 lakh per person including quarantine. Due to the low number of expatriates who received 2 vaccines, there are more bookings after the 26th.
With the UAE imposing a travel ban on Indians from April 24, more expatriates were arriving through Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. With the ban, some people have come to Dubai via Armenia and even Tashkent.
Qatar is giving hope to those arriving in the UAE as airlines, including Etihad, have suspended services until the 31st. Meanwhile, Indian Consul General in Dubai Dr. Amanpuri said yesterday that talks with the UAE authorities on lifting the travel ban were progressing. The ban is expected to be lifted by the end of the month.
English Summary: Indian expat travels to dubai via Qatar.