Following the travel suspension between the UK and the UAE, visit visas of British travellers will be extended free of charge. This follows the UK’s decision to include the UAE into its travel ban, revealed a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).
The suspension was effective from 29th January for all flights that were due to arrive after 1pm UK time.
MOFAIC further said that the UAE will however, continue to maintain its role as a vital travel hub assuring of the highest standards of health and safety.
While the UAE continues to address various challenges in its collective global effort against the pandemic in an informed and measured manner by engaging in constant dialogue with experts and policy makers across the world.
The Director of Strategic Communications at MOFAIC, UAE said “The cornerstone of our fight against the pandemic has been PCR testing, awarding the UAE the highest testing rate per capita globally. In light of new variants in other parts of the world, the UAE has intensified efforts to mitigate these risks. New measures include requiring PCR tests for incoming travellers, imposing restrictions on entertainment venues, further limiting gatherings, and implementing awareness campaigns for the general public in a transparent and open manner.”
“We are confident of our ambitious vaccination program that is ranked second globally in administered doses per capita, and have every confidence in our medical infrastructure and frontline workers,” Al Otaiba said.