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UAE Bans Travel to 14 Countries Including India

UAE Bans Travel to 14 Countries Including India

In view of the threat of Corona, many countries have imposed travel bans to prevent the spread of the virus. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, in a major step to prevent the spread of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, banned the travel of its citizens to 14 countries, including India and Pakistan. But till July 21, travel to 14 countries has been banned.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said that with the start of the travel season, citizens need to follow all precautionary and preventive measures related to Covid-19.

A notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE said that flights coming from 14 countries will remain suspended till 23:59 hrs on July 21, 2021. These countries include Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and South Africa.

“The UAE’s diplomatic missions, emergency affairs, official delegations and already authorized trade and technical representatives in the above countries are exempted from this decision,” a statement issued via the UAE’s official news agency WAM said.

The UAE also asked its citizens to isolate themselves, follow all instructions and follow the health protocols implemented by the country concerned if they become infected during travel. Meanwhile, infected citizens will be allowed to return to the UAE after obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant country’s authorities and the UAE’s health department.

Flights from Indian cities were expected to resume from June 23. In fact, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management had said that passengers coming from India who have a residency visa and who have received two doses of vaccine approved by the UAE, they should be allowed to travel by air.

On Thursday, 1,675 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the UAE, while eight people died. On July 1, the total number of infection cases in the UAE was 634,582 lakh, while a total of 1,819 people had died.

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