Passengers travelling between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India will have to pay more for their flight tickets now. The Indian government has decided to remove the mandatory 7-day home quarantine for the route and due to that, the airfares have gone up.
The PCR test requirements from UAE to India have been removed and it will result in higher travel demand between the countries. But the regular international flights haven’t been started between the two countries yet. Once that happens, the demand will improve further.
It is a strange decision of the Indian and UAE government to remove certain requirements such as quarantine and more because the number of COVID-19 cases isn’t expected to go down. At a time such as this, the travel guidelines should be stricter and not removed completely. It will be interesting to see how the citizens of both countries react to this move from the Indian government.