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.
#NCEMA and Civil Aviation: Suspension of entry for travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on national and foreign flights, also for transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights traveling to UAE and bound for these countries.https://t.co/Dhjg6dhPrp pic.twitter.com/bkPgdWexmM— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) May 10, 2021
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.