New Covid strain: Air Arabia suspends flights to Oman, Kuwait


Sharjah - Emirates and Etihad Airways also announced suspension of flights to three Gulf countries this week

By Web report

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 11:16 AM

Last updated: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 11:23 AM

Air Arabia announced a temporary suspension of flights to Oman and Kuwait, following the closure of the countries' borders this week.

Travel updates posted on the Sharjah-based airline's website noted that flights to and from Oman have been temporarily suspended until December 29, while flights to and from Kuwait would remain suspended until January 1, 2021.

Earlier today, Emirates too announced the suspension of flights to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways on Monday had also announced its suspension of flights to the three Gulf countries after borders were closed.

The developments come after several European countries banned travel from Britain this week as the UK government issued a warning that a new strain of the Covid-19 virus was “out of control”.

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