Travel restrictions for Indians: From Saudi Arabia to Kuwait via UAE
Indian nationals are barred entering Saudi Arabia and Kuwait via UAE.
- The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi advised Indians not to go to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait via the UAE.
- This is due to the Covid restrictions imposed on passengers coming from UAE in these two countries.
- The embassy said that before going on a trip outside India, know about the Covid travel guidelines.
The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi has advised Indians not to travel to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait via the United Arab Emirates. This has been done due to the Covid restrictions imposed on passengers coming from UAE in these two countries. On Monday, the embassy issued an advisory. It said that before going on a trip outside India, know about the new travel guidelines related to Covid in your destination country.
At the same time, it has also been suggested to keep enough money and food items to meet the contingent needs of the citizens. The embassy has also advised Indian nationals who are already in the UAE and from there to go to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. These passengers have been asked to return home and travel only after the restrictions have been relaxed.
Many Indians report being stranded:
This advisory has been issued after the Indian embassy received information about several Indians going to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait stranded in the UAE. An embassy official told Khaleej Times that at least 600 Indians have been stranded in the UAE since December 2020. They wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. "Due to rapid changes in international travel protocol, the mission advises not to use UAE to travel to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait so that they do not get stranded in the UAE," the official said.