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Abu Dhabi residents need ICA approval to land in Sharjah

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 17, 2020 | Last updated on October 17, 2020 at 06.03 am
Sharjah, ICA approval, Abu Dhabi residents, travel, flights, uae, repatriation flights, IndiaVande Bharat Mission

(Image: Sharjah Airport)

Air India announced travel update for passengers flying to Sharjah International Airport.

India's national carrier Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express on Friday announced a travel update for passengers flying to Sharjah International Airport.

From today, residents from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi require green signal from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) before flying to Sharjah.

"With immediate effect, passengers holding residence visas from Al Ain and Abu Dhabi need to have ICA approval before arriving into Sharjah," Air India said in its latest circular.

Separately, the airline announced opening of bookings for Vande Bharat Mission repatriation flights to India for November and December.

Meanwhile, Sharjah's national carrier Air Arabia, in its travel guidelines, said: "Passengers with residence visas issued by Abu Dhabi or Al Ain should visit http://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae/ to verify their entry status. Residents of other emirates are not required to arrange prior approval."

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.


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