UAE: Flight ban from India, Pakistan could be extended beyond August 7

On Friday, Emirates said flights from India and Pakistan starting August 8 are "under review"

  
Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel stand guard at the International arrivals area during a media tour of the newly built Islamabad International Airport, ahead of its official opening, Pakistan April 18, 2018.

Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel stand guard at the International arrivals area during a media tour of the newly built Islamabad International Airport, ahead of its official opening, Pakistan April 18, 2018.

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UAE's ban on flights from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan could be further extended, according to reports.

“Following the latest UAE Government directives, passenger travel from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the UAE and Etihad's network has been suspended until August 7, 2021. This is an evolving situation, and this date may have to be extended in line with government mandates,” Etihad airlines said in a statement.

UAE daily Gulf News reported citing travel industry sources that the ban may extend until August 31 as some flights scheduled between August 7 and August 12 have already been canceled.

On Friday, Emirates said flights from India and Pakistan starting August 8 are “under review”.

Certain individuals, such as UAE citizens and diplomats and Golden Visa holders are exempted from the UAE entry restrictions, but will be subject to acceptance and quarantine conditions.

(Writing by Seban Scaria; editing by Daniel Luiz)

 seban.scaria@refinitiv.com

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