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UAE warns Indian expatriates against fake flight approval letters

The UAE embassy in New Delhi issued an advisory asking Indian expats set to return to the Emirates to be cautious against fake flight approval letters issued by scamsters.

The UAE had allowed passengers holding passports of several SAARC countries including India to enter the country on a tourist visa provided they haven’t visited or been in these countries in the last 14 days.
The UAE had allowed passengers holding passports of several SAARC countries including India to enter the country on a tourist visa provided they haven’t visited or been in these countries in the last 14 days. Photo courtesy: Flickr

The UAE embassy put out a tweet advising all its "visitors and clients" to only visit the official website.

"Please avoid visiting suspicious sites, @UAEembassyIndia shall not be responsible if any damage occurs," the UAE Embassy tweeted.

The Khaleej Times had reportedly investigated allegations of conmen using a fake website to send out flight approval letters.

The report said the bogus portal had conned several travellers until July 26.

The UAE had allowed passengers holding passports of several SAARC countries including India to enter the country on a tourist visa provided they haven’t visited or been in these countries in the last 14 days.

The exemption is provided to passport holders of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Nigeria, reported Gulf News quoting flydubai website.

The UAE earlier banned domestic carrier IndiGo from operating flights to the country for a week till August 24. According to reports, the ban was imposed for carrying passengers who had not undergone the mandatory RT-PCR test at the departure airport.

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