A travel ban will be in position between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom from these days.
Uk is suspending immediate flights from the UAE and the suspension takes impact from 1pm Uk time January 29 these days, the British Embassy in the UAE explained.
Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps included that the UAE has been included to the government’s journey alert list along with Burundi and Rwanda.
“You will not be capable to fly specifically to the United kingdom from the UAE just after this time,” the embassy tweeted on Thursday in a transfer that will upset vacation plans of not only British expats but lots of other people.
The vacation ban follows the discovery of a new coronavirus variant identified as B. 1.351 very first discovered in South Africa, that could have spread to other nations around the world, which includes Burundi and Rwanda and is believed to be 50 p.c much more contagious.
For this reason from 1pm now passengers who have been in or transited by means of the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in the previous 10 days will no lengthier be granted accessibility to the Uk.
The embassy has advised British nationals at present in the UAE to make use of oblique flights if they wish to return to the Uk and to follow updates.
Non-citizens will be barred from travelling to the British isles from the UAE, and British citizens will have to endure a 10-working day quarantine. No exemptions will be authorized, which includes for business enterprise vacation.
Next the UK’s suspension of immediate flights from the UAE, Emirates and Etihad are suspending passenger solutions amongst Dubai and all the British isles factors from Friday.
Emirates which currently operates 36 flights for every 7 days from the United kingdom to Dubai mentioned flights to Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester will be suspended from Friday.
Etihad which is presently operating 3 flights day-to-day between Heathrow and Abu Dhabi also introduced suspension of direct flights concerning Abu Dhabi and British isles airports.
Dubai Airport tweeted advising travellers not to go to the airport and make contact with their airlines for rescheduling the journey.
The UAE pointed out the journey restrictions by United kingdom and affirmed its commitment to the Collective Worldwide Exertion to Battle.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Intercontinental Cooperation, UAE announced that it will prolong the visit visas of British travellers affected by the UK’s ban for cost-free.