The UAE’s premier airliner Emirates introduced on Saturday that it will likely be suspending flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to Dubai until July 15, in step with its authorities’s orders.
“In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until July 15, 2021,” learn an announcement issued by the airline.
Emirates additionally stated it won’t carry any passengers who’ve related via Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka within the final 14 days.
“UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID‑19 protocols are exempt and may be accepted for travel,” stated the assertion.
UAE extends ban on flights from Pakistan until July 21
Final month, the UAE prolonged the ban on flights from Pakistan and 13 different nations until July 21, Gulf Information reported, citing a Discover to Airmen (NOTAM) issued on this regard.
Different nations embody India, Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
Within the notification, the federal aviation authority stated that exceptions could be granted to cargo flights, in addition to enterprise and constitution flights.
Dubai, a enterprise and tourism hub, is probably the most populous of the UAE’s seven emirates. All through the pandemic, the UAE’s seven emirates have set a few of their very own COVID-19 insurance policies.
Dubai had stated on June 19 that an entry ban on those that up to now 14 days had visited India, Nigeria and South Africa would ease from June 23.
Below the adjustments, the entry could be permitted to UAE residents in India who have been totally vaccinated towards the coronavirus, anybody in South Africa who was totally vaccinated and people in Nigeria who had examined destructive for coronavirus up to now 48 hours.
A GCAA consultant on Sunday stated these travelling from India have been nonetheless banned from getting into the UAE however deferred additional remark to the Dubai authorities. Dubai’s media workplace didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.
Dubai’s Emirates airline stated on Twitter flights from India have been accessible from July 7 however cautioned that might change.
“We’re waiting for the exact travel protocols and guidelines before we can resume.”
Dubai reopened its borders to overseas guests in July, whereas Abu Dhabi requires arrivals from most nations to quarantine.
A nationwide ban on entry from India started in April as India confronted a surge in coronavirus infections.
Sure people, resembling UAE residents and diplomats, have been exempted from entry bans.