No-go countries include Liberia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia
DUBAI: The UAE has barred its citizens from visiting 14 countries which the authorities earlier suspended the entry of travelers as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The Emiratis are the native population and citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). … Formerly known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, the UAE is made up of seven emirates, each of which had a dominant or ruling family.
The no-go countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa and Nigeria – were announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.
The start of the peak travel season, which coincides with the exceptional circumstances the world is going through currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, underlines the need for UAE citizens to comply with all precautionary measures and preventive protocols in place in their countries of destination, the government bodies said in a statement released by state news agency WAM.
UAE diplomatic missions in the said countries, emergency treatment cases, official delegations and previously authorized business and technical delegates are however exempted from the new regulation, the statement added.
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