Etihad and Emirates airline have banned the flight of passengers from 20 countries. However, this restriction has been imposed for temporary time only. These countries mainly include Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, USA, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy and India.
Dubai: UAE Airlines has banned passengers from 20 countries from flying with their airlines. UAE Airlines has announced a temporary suspension of passenger flights to Saudi Arabia according to the latest directives issued by the banning regime. Khaleej Times reported that this information has been updated on the official websites of Etihad Airways and Emirates on Wednesday. The order will be effective from 9 pm on February 3, according to Saudi time.
Ban imposed on travelers from 20 countries
On the official website of Etihad, there is an advisory that states, “As of Saudi time from 9 pm on February 3, if you want to travel to any of the following countries in the last 14 days, you will need to visit Saudi Arabia. Will not be allowed to enter.
These countries include Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, USA, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan. “
Some people get exemption from this
The notice states that the restrictions do not apply to Saudi citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families. It states that people traveling from these banned countries in the last 14 days will have to remain quarantined in their home for a period of 14 days when they reach Saudi Arabia.
Will have to be quarantine
The seven-day mandatory quarantine for Saudi citizens is also mentioned in this advisory, even if they have not traveled from any banned country. However, there will be an exemption for health practitioners in Britain and South Africa. On reaching Saudi Arabia, they have been allowed to enter their house by quarantining for a period of 14 days.
An official update on the Emirates (Emirates) airline website states, “As per the instructions of the Saudi Arabian government, Emirates will not accept non-Saudi passengers on flights going from Dubai to Saudi Arabia with immediate effect and until further notice.
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