ABU DHABI – The United Arab Emirates will quickly cease receiving passengers on flights coming from Pakistan, the nation’s civil aviation authority stated on Sunday.
This suspension, efficient Monday, will stand till a laboratory is ready up for COVID-19 checks, in accordance with the United Arab Emirates’ Common Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA).
The transfer is being made to make sure the well being and security of arrivals from Pakistan, with the GCCA saying that passengers on all flights, together with transfers, is not going to be allowed at UAE airports, the Emirates’ state information company WAM reported.
The choice additionally applies to transit flights originating from Pakistan.
The GCCA is urging all passengers who’re affected by this determination to contact their airways or journey brokers to make alternate plans.
Pakistan Worldwide Airways serves 4 cities within the UAE from quite a few cities in Pakistan, together with Lahore and Karachi.
The announcement comes as Pakistan has surpassed 206,000 circumstances of the coronavirus and has accrued over 4,100 deaths.
The United Arab Emirates, however, has recorded simply over 47,000 circumstances whereas 313 individuals have misplaced their lives for the reason that virus outbreak earlier this 12 months.