Coronavirus Pandemic

UAE to suspend arrivals from Vietnam starting June 5

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on June 3, 2021

(Reuters file)

The suspension is applicable from 11.59pm on June 5.

The UAE has announced the suspension of passenger entry on all flights from Vietnam. The suspension is applicable from 11.59pm on June 5.

The General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority jointly made the announcement on Thursday.

The suspension is applicable to transit passengers as well. Transit passengers on flights coming to the UAE and headed to Vietnam are the only exception.

Hanoi had on Saturday said that it detected a highly infectious new variant. Vietnam's health minister Nguyen Thanh Long had said that the new variant was particularly contagious via air.

However, the World Health Organisation's representative in Vietnam said the mutation does not meet the definition of a new variant. It is still very transmissible and dangerous, he told Nikkei Asia.

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