At the Dubai International Airport.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
Updated on July 1
DUBAI – Effective Monday (June 29), all flights arriving in the UAE from Pakistan have been suspended, according to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
The decision comes after Emirates airline last week suspended passenger flights from Pakistan when 26 passengers on a transit flight to Hong Kong via Dubai tested positive for Covid-19.
On Sunday, the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai announced that a repatriation campaign in the UAE was complete, with more than 60,000 Pakistanis flown home since March.
However, the decision to suspend flights from Pakistan beginning on June 29 is expected to impact UAE residence visa holders who wish to return to the UAE.
Residents granted permission to return to the UAE were expected to start arriving in the country on July 1.
Pakistan has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases after a lockdown was lifted to restart the country’s economy.
Pakistan has a total of 206,512 cases of coronavirus, which has killed 4,167 people in the country.
On Monday, Pakistan health authorities reported 3,557 new coronavirus cases in the country and 49 more deaths. ICA/Expat Media
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