UAE stretches ban on Pakistanis, 3 more countries' travelers

UAE stretches ban on Pakistanis, 3 more countries' travelers UAE stretches ban on Pakistanis, 3 more countries' travelers

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended flight ban on passengers from four major south Asian nations including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from July 21 to July 25 due to Covid-19 situation.

The suspension on flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka has once again been extended, Dubai airline Emirates confirmed on July 18.

Flights from the four nations will remain suspended at least until July 25, the airline said.

Last week, Emirates had said that the ban would be extended until July 21.

"In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until 25 July 2021," the airline's website said.

"Furthermore, passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE".

Due to Delta variant spread, restrictions were first imposed on India flights in late April and on flights from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal on May 12.

However, there was no immediate update about the flight situation from Nepal.

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