UAE to lift ban on transit passenger traffic from Pakistan and other countries

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to lift the ban on transit passenger traffic from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and other countries from August 5.

This was stated by the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) in a statement on social networking website Twitter on Tuesday.

The Authority has said that the passengers travelling from countries where flights had been suspended would be able to transit through its airports from Thursday as long as they present negative PCR tests taken 72 hours prior to departure.

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NCEMA further stated that the final destination approval would also have to be provided and UAE departure airports would arrange separate lounges for transiting passengers. A ban on entry to the United Arab Emirates for passengers from these countries would also be lifted for those with valid residencies and who are certified by Emirati authorities as fully vaccinated, the Authority added.

It is to be mentioned here that the UAE has banned passengers from many South Asian and African countries for several months due to the novel Covid19 pandemic.