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UAE suspends all arrival and transfer flights from Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates will not allow passengers coming from Pakistan from Monday, June 29 until a special COVID-19 lab is established to test for all incoming passengers, the civil aviation authority said on Sunday.

Statement released on the Emirates News Agency read “The General Authority of Civil Aviation has announced the suspension of passenger reception on all flights and transit coming from Pakistan until the completion of the establishment of a special laboratory to conduct tests for the new coronavirus COVID-19 for all arrivals to the state as a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of all arrivals, as of Monday corresponding to June 29, 2020”

Dubai’s airline Emirates had already suspended flights from Pakistan effective June 24.