UAE bans travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The United Arab Emirates has banned travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers coming from these countries in view of the raging Covid 19 pandemic

May 11, 2021
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The United Arab Emirates has banned travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers coming from these countries in view of the raging Covid 19 pandemic.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced the suspension on entry for travelers from these four nations would come into effect at 23:59 hours on May 12.

The decision comes as countries take measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, cases of which have again been on the rise in several countries.

According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the suspension excludes transit flights coming to the country and bound to these countries.

The decision applies to travelers who were in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days before coming to the UAE, WAM stated.

Flights between these countries and the UAE will continue to operate, allowing the transportation of passengers from the UAE to those countries.

The only exceptions to the entry ban are UAE citizens, diplomatic missions, official delegations, Golden Visa holders and businessmen's jets, reported the Khaleej Times.

(SAM)

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