Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai
Dubai, May 11: The UAE has temporarily suspended entry for travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on national and foreign flights amid rising cases of Covid. The suspension is effective from 11.59 pm on Wednesday, May 12.
Transit flights are suspended as well, 'with the exception of those travelling to UAE and bound for these countries' but the cargo flights will remain unaffected. The announcement was made by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) on Monday.
The exceptions are made for the UAE citizens, diplomatic missions, official delegations, Golden Visa holders and businessmen's jets. However, exempted passengers will have to undergo a PCR test no more than 48 hours before the flight. They must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in the UAE. Additionally, they must also undergo a 10-day quarantine in the UAE, with PCR tests on days four and eight of entry.