UAE tightens rules for flights from ‘restricted countries’

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UAE
  • Date: 06/14/2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: UAE

UAE tightens rules for flights from ‘restricted countries’

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA) issued a fresh list of safety protocols for passenger and private business charter fights arriving from countries that are currently facing incoming travellers' suspension. Measures include mandatory tracking devices for passengers, including golden and silver visa holders said a new safety decision circular issued by the authority. The stringent regulations apply to all aircraft operators conducting flights from and to the UAE and the following countries - Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia. The circular, a copy of which Khaleej Times has seen, said, "The current development on the Covid-19 pandemic leads the UAE to impose new flight and passengers' restrictions. The UAE government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates and instructions as necessary.“ An official with GCAA also confirmed to Khaleej Times that the circular has been issued by the civil aviation authority. It is said that passengers need to wear the device for at least ten days. Wristband tracking devices were made mandatory for all international incoming passengers while they complete a mandatory 14-day home quarantine in Abu Dhabi in September last year. However, charter flight