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NEW DELHI:The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada have suspended flights from India amid rising number of covid-19 cases in the South Asian country.

According to a communication from Air Arabia, the suspension of travel of passengers from India to UAE will be applicable for a period of 10 days, subject to further extension.

Arrival passengers from India through other countries will also not be allowed into UAE unless the passengers have stayed in a third country for a period of at least 14 days, it added.

A copy of the communication has been reviewed by Mint.

The ban on the entry of Indians in UAE will be effective from 11:59 pm on 24 April.

Singapore, meanwhile, hasn't suspended flights from India but has suspended entry of non-Singaporean travellers with recent travel history to India, said an official of Singapore high commission.

The decision by UAE, Canada and Singapore comes two days after the UK (United Kingdom) and Hong Kong added India to its red list for travel due to the rising number of covid-19 cases, especially the rise of a highly transmissible variant of the virus.

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