Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Saturday, July 24 2021 - 08:36
The United Arab Emirates Extends Travel Ban for Indians Leaving Expats Stuck Abroad
LONDON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The United Arab Emirates has extended a suspension for those travelling from 
India and several other South Asian countries due to COVID-related guidelines. 
According to Etihad Airlines, the ban will be in place until July 31st. 
However, other airlines have said this is pending government review. The 
extension does not include UAE citizens, diplomats or those holding the 
nation's investor visa. Nor does it include fully vaccinated travellers that 
hold a residency visa and have taken three tests since June 23rd.

However, those who fall outside this bracket and hope to conduct business or 
travel for leisure to the UAE will have to continue to wait for the 
restrictions to be lifted. Since April, expats in India have been left in limbo 
overseas, with many forced to re-evaluate their options. The need to have 
alternative solutions has become more apparent than ever for those facing 
limited mobility, not only impacting business but jeopardising family safety. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a spike in demand for second 
citizenship as a tool that can be leveraged to diversify assets whilst also 
providing a safety net during times of uncertainty. According to data, there 
have been as many as 5,000 high net-worth Indians who have left the country 
since 2020. In conjunction, there has been a sharp incline in interest for 
Citizenship by Investment (CBI) - a process that confers citizenship to an 
applicant and additional dependants once an economic contribution is made to a 
host country.

"As governments become more insular and impose stricter visa controls, the 
opportunity to travel and do business globally is considerably hampered. So, 
Citizenship by Investment is a wonderful way to reverse that as it gives the 
Indian national better access to travel and business opportunities," says Micha 
Emmett, CEO of CS Global Partners is a global investor immigration firm 
specialising in providing citizenship solutions.

Since 1993, Dominica has welcomed Indian investors, among others, to become 
citizens of the Caribbean nation. The country's CBI programme offers successful 
applicants a trusted route to second citizenship with benefits such as 
increased travel freedom to over 140 destinations, access to top tier 
educational institutions and alternative business prospects. The programme has 
also been ranked as the world's best offering for second citizenship by an 
annual independent study conducted by experts at the Financial Times' PWM. 


Source: CS Global Partners