Emirates extends flight ban to Pakistan till Sunday


ABU DHABI: The Emirates airline has extended the suspension of flight operation to Pakistan until July 25 (Sunday). The airline in a statement posted at its website said the UAE has extended a flight ban on passengers from four major south Asian nations including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. TLTP
Restrictions on travellers from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were extended from July 21 to July 25 because of the Covid-19 situation.
“In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Dubai until 25 July 2021,” the airline said.
“Furthermore, passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.” Emiratis, holders of UAE golden visas and members of diplomatic missions may be accepted for travel, it added. People in this category must quarantine for 10 days on arrival, officials said previously.
Restrictions were first imposed on India flights in late April and on flights from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal on May 12, as what is now known as the Delta variant spread. There was no immediate update about the flight situation from Nepal.