• This flight ban will result in the shut down of the world’s busiest international airline route
• This decision was taken in wake of increasing cases of the new extra contagious and potentially vaccine-resistant coronations strain
The United Kingdom has decided to ban direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates from Friday onwards. This flight ban will result in the shut down of the world’s busiest international airline route.
According to the Britain, this decision of adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list was taken in wake of increasing cases of the new extra contagious and potentially vaccine-resistant coronations strain.
UK Transport Minister Grant Shapps made a tweet which read as “This means people who have been in or transited through these countries will be denied entry, except British, Irish and third country nationals with residence rights who must self-isolate for ten days at home.”
On the other hand, air carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways have said that they have suspended all UK passenger flights from 1300 GMT on Friday. While the Dubai airport has advised that passengers booked on flights due to arrive in the UK after the ban becomes effective, should not go to the airport and instead contact their airline.
To about any inconvenience, the UK transport department has asked British nationals who are at present in the United Arab Emirates to make use of indirect commercial airline routes in case they wished to return back.