At the Dubai International Airport.


UAE continues flight ban on 16 countries


DUBAI – The UAE’s passenger flight ban on 16 countries will remain until further notice, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

The decision was announced in a circular on Sunday (July 18), and affects Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Emiratis, diplomats and gold and silver residency visa holders can return to the UAE from these countries, however, the GCAA will not allow Emiratis to travel to these countries. Diplomats and those suffering from medical emergencies are exempted.

“The current development on the Covid-19 pandemic leads the UAE to impose new flight and passengers’ restrictions. The UAE government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates and instructions as necessary,” according to the GCAA. ICA/Expat Media

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