UNITED KINGDOM BANS DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Highlights:

  • The government of the UK is banning the direct flights coming from the United Arab Emirates or UAE
  • This move will be shutting down the busiest international airline route in the world

The government of the UK has banned the direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates or UAE from Friday, and this move from the UK will be shutting down the busiest international airline route in the world, that is from Dubai to London, and the government of the United Kingdom said that, it had been adding the UAE, Rwanda and Burundi to its novel corona virus travel ban list due to the corona virus variant found in South Africa.

On Thursday, Grant Shapps, who is the Transport Minister of the United Kingdom said that, this means that, the people who have been in these countries are going to be denied for entering into the UK, except the nationals of UK, Ireland and the third country, which are having the residence rights, and they also have to self-isolate themselves for ten days at their home.

The Emirates and Etihad Airways said that, they are going to be suspending all the passenger flights of United Kingdom from 1300 GMT on Friday as the travel ban takes the effect, and the Dubai airport, have said in a statement that, the passenger who have already booked their flights to the United Kingdom after the ban comes into effect, should not go to the airport because their flights would have already been cancelled.

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