UAE, Kuwait to bar travel from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka from Wednesday

UAE, Kuwait to bar travel from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka from Wednesday
The UAE announced last month a ban on entry from India to guard against the spread of the highly contagious Indian variant of the coronavirus. (AFP)
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Updated 11 May 2021

UAE, Kuwait to bar travel from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka from Wednesday

UAE, Kuwait to bar travel from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka from Wednesday
  • Part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will bar entry for travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka starting Wednesday, as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said on its website on Monday.
“Flights between the four countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka,” it said.
The UAE announced last month a ban on entry from India to guard against the spread of the highly contagious Indian variant of the coronavirus. 
Kuwait also has suspended flights, and barred entry to travelers, from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka until further notice, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The decision by the Gulf state’s cabinet did not include cargo flights.
To enter Kuwait from the four countries, people must have been in another country for at least 14 days beforehand, the statement said.
Kuwait last week it would ban citizens who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from traveling aboard from May 22.