Expo 2020 participants and exhibitors can enter UAE despite suspension of flights

SourceGulf Today

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE aviation authorities said on Thursday that Expo 2020 related people would be allowed to enter the country despite the ban on entry from certain countries.
The GCAA, according to one circular that was issued, rendered the following category of persons originating from restricted countries eligible to enter the UAE, that is Expo 2020 international participants, Expo 2020 exhibitors and personnel sponsored by Expo 2020 organisers.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is causing the United Arab Emirates to issue new restrictions on flights and passengers, according to the GCAA.
The UAE government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide more information and clarifications when necessary.
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The authorities said that apart from Expo 2020 participants and exhibitors, there are seven other categories of people who are exempted from a travel ban.  
—Emiratis and their relatives
—Diplomatic mission staff