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UAE bans travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The new Covid-19 rules will be implemented on Wednesday 12 May

The General Authority of Civil Aviation and National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (Ncema) has announced that all flights from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka will not be allowed to enter the UAE.

The new Covid-19 regulations will come into effect at 11.59pm on Wednesday 12 May and will apply to all inbound flights and all carriers, excluding transit services.

In a statement, Ncema said: “This decision also includes extending the suspension of entry for travellers who were in these four countries in the 14-day period prior to arrival in the UAE.

“Flights between the four countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka and the transfer of exempted groups from these countries to the UAE who have applied for exemption.”

Exempted travellers including UAE citizens, those on accredited diplomatic missions, those travelling on business planes, and golden residence holders, will be subject to precautionary measures that include a 10-day quarantine and PCR testing at the airport and on the fourth and eighth days after entering the country.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation added that travellers coming from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka through other countries, will be required to provide proof of a period of stay of no less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the UAE. 

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