UAE, Kuwait imposes travellers ban to countries including Pakistan
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will ban the entry of all travellers from the countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka owing to the COVID pandemic from Wednesday, 12th May, including transit passengers.
The UAE, comprised of seven emirates, has already suspended flights from India, as coronavirus cases in the country made global records. The surge has spilled into Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Pakistan is also struggling to curb the third wave of infections.
According to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flights from and through the UAE and travelling to the four countries will be exempted.
The GCAA stated that those travelling from these four nations through other countries must quarantine themselves in those third countries for at least 14 days.
UAE nationals and passengers in private jets are exempted from this if they isolate themselves for 10 days and undergo PCR tests upon arrival and also on the fourth and eighth days after they enter the country.
However, Cargo flights will remain operational between the UAE and the four countries.
In the meantime, Kuwait has also suspended flights and entry to travellers from four countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka until further notice, stated by news agency KUNA, as it tries to control the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the statement, to enter Kuwait from the four countries, people must have stayed in another country for at least 14 days previously.