The United Arab Emirates Lifted the Ban for Transit Flights

4th August 2021.

The United Arab Emirates had banned international flights from many South Asian and African countries due to the rise in coronavirus and pandemic situation. On Tuesday, the federation’s National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said that they will lift the ban from Pakistan, Nigeria, and many other countries on 5th August. The ban will be lifted for transit passengers as UAE is a hub of travelers.

NCEMA used the Twitter platform and said that they allowed the passengers traveling different countries to transit through its airport when their fights are suspended. They can only transit by verifying their negative PCR test for Covid, conducted 72 hours proceeding to the flight. Likewise, the final destination must be given, the authority said, adding that UAE takeoff air terminals would mastermind separate parlors for travelers.

The UAE embassy in Pakistan also affirmed the resumption of the transit flight from Pakistan strictly following the specific precautionary measures that are ordered to be taken by the NCEMA.


Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Uganda these countries were also banned from traveling and entering UAE’s airports. The ban has been lifted from these countries as well but only for those who are fully vaccinated and have legal residencies. Be that as it may, they would have to apply for online entry permits before going and would have to present a negative PCR test 48 hours preceding takeoff.

The clinical staff, government officials, understudies who are in UAE for an instructive reason, and the person who are under some treatment in the Emirates are absolved from inoculation limitation in respects of humanitarian qualities and cases.

After Foreign Office has talked about the issue with UAE authorities, UAE had withdrawn the orders of vaccination certificates of Pakistanis are to be attested by FO and UAE embassy on 15th of July.

Please contact the Legal Research Institute of Pakistan for further assistance

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