UAE bans entry from Indonesia, Afghanistan

The United Arab Emirates will ban entry for travelers coming from Indonesia and Afghanistan starting Sunday, July 11, except for transit flights heading to both countries, the official news agency WAM reported on Saturday, July 10.

The decision, linked to coronavirus concerns, also includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in these countries 14 days prior to coming to the UAE.

The UAE will also prevent its citizens from traveling to Indonesia and Afghanistan, with the exception of diplomatic missions, emergency medical treatment cases, official delegations, and previously authorized economic and scientific delegations, said the news agency citing the General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority. ā€“ Rappler.com