The UAE authorities on Saturday announced a suspension on the entry of travellers from Indonesia and Afghanistan, starting July 11.
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The UAE has suspended entry to travellers from Afghanistan and Indonesia from Sunday in the latest round of coronavirus restrictions.
The General Civil Aviation Authority said the move would take effect at 11.59pm on Sunday, July 11.
This also includes the entry of travellers who have visited these countries over the last 14 days.
Transit and cargo flights to and from these countries are exempt.
Official delegations and UAE residents who carry a golden visa are exempt. They must undertake a 10-day quarantine period, according to a statement from GCAA and National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management (Ncema) on state news agency Wam.
Both countries have seen a recent spike in cases in July.
The current list of countries with travel restrictions also includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nigeria and the Philippines until July 15. The list is set to be reviewed by UAE officials this week.