After India, UAE bans air passengers from Nepal, Pakistan and more countries

The United Arab of Emirates has banned non-resident flight passengers from Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19. The ban will be put into force today, and will not include long-term residency holders and diplomats; long-term residency holders in the UAE are also known as Golden Visa holders.

Last month, UAE barred travellers from India as COVID-19 hit India in its second wave. Anyone from the four countries, intending to enter UAE, must have been in any other country for a minimum of 14 days before the intended date of travel.

UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), in a statement, also said that, “Flights between the four countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.”

The ban has come right before the festival of Eid, which attracts a lot of visitors to the UAE for gala celebrations. The restrictions also include transit flight from the four nations, whereas transit flights from the UAE to these countries will continue.

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