UAE flights: Entry suspended for travellers from 4 countries, rules tightened for 2 others.
29 December 2021, 12:00 AM
31 December 2021, 12:00 AM
The UAE announced the suspension of entry for travellers from four countries — Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria on Thursday.
The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of entry for travelers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers coming from them, as of Saturday, December 25, at 7:30 pm.
This includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria during a period of 14 days before coming to the UAE, with the continuation of flights, as it will be allowed to transport passengers from the UAE to these countries.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travelers coming from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria through other countries are required to have a period of stay in those other countries for at least 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the country.
It also prevents UAE nationals from traveling to Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, with the exception of official state delegations, emergency medical cases, and study missions.