UAE blocks entry from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
UAE blocks entry from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

UAE blocks entry from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The UAE has suspended entry to the country for travelers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka due to concerns over Covid-19 infection rates.

The bans affects those on national and foreign flights and transit passengers.

The only exemption is with ‘transit flights traveling to the UAE and bound for these countries.’

The ban comes into effect from midnight on Wednesday.

“This decision also includes extending the suspension of entry for travellers who were in these four countries in the 14-day period prior to arrival in the UAE,” said the NCEMA.

‘Exempted travelers, including UAE citizens, those on diplomatic missions accredited by the four countries, official delegations, those traveling on business planes, and golden residence holders, will be subject to precautionary measures that include a 10-day quarantine and PCR testing at the airport and on the fourth and eighth days after entering the country.’

So if you have to urgently travel to those countries from the UAE, you have just under two days to do it!

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