By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus - Starting Friday, 11th June, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend entry for travellers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The directive is aimed at curbing the spread of the pandemic.
The measure applies to transit passengers, in addition to passengers who have traveled through these countries in the last 14 days prior to their arrival into the UAE, state news agency WAM reported.
However, Emirati citizens, diplomatic passport holders, and official delegations are exempted from the measures.
Cargo flights fro and to UAE will continue to operate as announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority.
“The authority calls on all passengers affected by the decision to follow up and communicate with the airlines associated with them to modify and schedule their flights and ensure their safe return to their final destinations without any delay or other obligations,” said the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority.
UAE ban comes after President Museveni passed on more lockdown measures to contain the growing numbers of Coronavirus cases as the country undergoes a second wave of the pandemic.
Besides Uganda, DRC and Zambia, UAE also suspended passenger flights from Vietnam on 5th, June 2021, state news agency WAM reported.