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The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE has announced on March 16 that they will suspend all air traffic between Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. It's unknown at this stage until when the measures will stay in place. Before stopping the air traffic between these Middle Eastern countries, UAE earlier banned flights to and from Italy, with Rome as an exception.

The United Arab Emirates suspended the visa issuances to all foreigners from March 17 on. This meant that no foreigners, except those with a diplomatic passport, can enter the country.

After the announcement, Emirates Airlines, and Etihad Airways, both UAE-based airlines, announced their immediate suspension of passenger operations.

People with valid visas, but who are outside the UAE, are not allowed to enter too. Al Arabiya reports that this measure has been extended on April 2 with two more weeks.

In addition to the closure of its airports, the UAE also closed its famous malls on March 24.

A nationwide night curfew for the whole nation began on March 26 and will be put in place until April 5. People are not allowed to leave their homes between 8 pm and 6 am.

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Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Capital Abu Dhabi
Time In Capital
Population 9,4 million (2017)

Current Restriction Level: Extreme

Last validated on April 03, 2020:

The United Arab Emirates will forbid entry to all foreigners as of immediately until further notice and will suspend all inbound, outbound and transit air traffic. Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways announced their immediate suspension of all flights for a period of 14 days as of March 22.


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