Travel and Tours

UAE bans Pakistani travelers

The ban will not apply to travelers departing the country.


The United Arab Emirates, (UAE) bans travelers from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka in view of rising cases of coronavirus.

The travel restrictions starting from Wednesday are part of measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has said.

“Flights between the four countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka,” it said.

A statement from the UAE’s National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority said the ban on passengers from Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka would take effect on Wednesday, May 12, from 11:59 p.m.

The UAE announced last month a ban on entry from India to guard against the spread of the highly contagious Indian variant of the coronavirus.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.