The federal government banned journey to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda.
Officers stated the transfer was to forestall the unfold of the brand new variant initially recognized in South Africa into the UK.
From 13:00 on Friday, passengers who’ve been in or transited via the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda within the final ten days will now not be granted entry to the UK.
This doesn’t embrace British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights within the UK, who will have the ability to enter the UK however are required to self-isolate for ten days at house, together with their family.
Passengers getting back from these international locations can’t be launched from self-isolation via check to launch.
There may even be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates.
The choice to ban journey from these locations follows the invention of a brand new coronavirus variant first recognized in South Africa, that will have unfold to different international locations, together with the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda.
Any exemptions often in place won’t apply, together with for enterprise journey.
British nationals at the moment within the UAE ought to make use of the industrial choices accessible in the event that they want to return to the UK.
Oblique industrial routes that may allow British and Irish nationals and residents to return to the UK proceed to function.
British nationals ought to verify Overseas, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace (FCDO) journey recommendation and observe native steering.
Following affirmation, Emirates, one of many largest carriers between the United Arab Emirates and the UK, stated it remained dedicated to the market within the long-term.
An Emirates spokesperson stated: “As directed by the UK authorities, Emirates shall be suspending passenger companies between Dubai and all our UK factors – Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester – efficient 13:00 at present, till additional discover.
“We remorse the inconvenience triggered, and affected clients ought to contact their reserving agent or Emirates name centre for rebooking.
“Emirates stays dedicated to serving our clients within the UK.
“We stay up for resuming passenger companies when circumstances enable, and can proceed to work intently with all related authorities on this regard.”