Chennai International Airport reopens for international flights

After a four months suspension, Chennai International Airport is now returning to its international operations. All the flights and traveling were stopped because of the Coronavirus situation and hence, a heavy lockdown imposed in India.


The Chennai International Airport in the state of Tamil Nadu is the third busiest airport in the country. Only domestic and repatriation flights were allowed due to the ongoing situation since late March.


Now, Chennai International Airport going to operate flights soon under an air corridor established by Indian authorities with UAE. Flights from the Chennai International Airport will be flying to the locations of UAE, precisely to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai

However, there will be one difference between before Coronavirus days and nowadays of flying, it will not be a daily service due to the ongoing situations.

Precautions Taken by Airport officials

The airport authorities have taken appropriate precautions to resume their flight operations. The airport has made arrangements for safety such as there will be isolation rooms and disinfection of luggage and more.

Social distancing will be a priority for both the domestic as well as international travelers. All the passengers will be provided a safety kit known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Air travel Bubbles are increasingly spreading in the country and we might able to fly to our favorite destination soon.

Rules for Travelling

There are some rules for traveling to UAE from Chennai International Airport, one of such rules is passengers have to go through thermal screening. Also, travelers coming from Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Delhi and also, from abroad are required to go through the COVID-19 test.

Visitors are required to be in 14 days of quarantine. Although the test result comes as negative, they can have the option to be home quarantine. Also, people who come from abroad with a negative test result do not need to be in 7 days of institutional quarantine. However, a test will be conducted at the airport to confirm that.

Travelers flying to Chennai must register themselves on the Tamil Nadu State website to get an e-pass. This E-pass will be checked by the officials of the airport.

From Abu Dhabi, only Etihad is currently operating flights to Chennai. However, the national airline of UAE planning to continue flights to South India from September 1. All passengers flying with the airline need a negative COVID-19 test before traveling.


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