The United Arab Emirates has added Pakistan to the list of countries from where citizens are not allowed to enter the country, said the UAE Civil Authority.
This order will be effective from May 12th, 2021 – 11:59 pm.
Other countries included in the suspension list are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. India was already part of the suspension list as Indian citizens were barred to enter UAE borders last month. They have been banned until further notice with no deadline announced.
As for Pakistani travelers, no Pakistani passport holder can enter UAE borders, regardless of means of traveling. If they are coming from another country they will only be allowed to enter if they did not stay in the origin country for more than 14 days.
#NCEMA and Civil Aviation: Suspension of entry for travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on national and foreign flights, also for transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights traveling to UAE and bound for these countries.https://t.co/Dhjg6dhPrp pic.twitter.com/bkPgdWexmM
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) May 10, 2021
Only diplomats, UAE officials, and government delegations are exempted from the ban.
Exempted passengers will also have to undergo PCR tests within 48 hours of travel to the country.