United Arab Emirates today suspended entry of travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, which comes into effect from May 12.
The UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and Civil Aviation tweeted: "Suspension of entry for travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on national and foreign flights, also for transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights traveling to UAE and bound for these countries."
This decision is applicable to the entry of travelers who were in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days before coming to the UAE.
However, flights between these countries and the UAE will continue to operate, allowing the transportation of passengers from the UAE to those countries.
Some categories are exempted from the travel suspension. These include UAE citizens, diplomatic missions, official delegations, business planes, and Golden Residence holders.
However, they will be subject to some precautionary measures that include a Covid-19 negative result only valid for 48 hours.
The authority called upon all travelers affected by the decision to follow up with the relevant airlines to change or reschedule their flights and to ensure their safe return to their final destinations without delay.