The federal government banned journey to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda.
Officers stated the transfer was to stop 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 by the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda within the final ten days will not be granted entry to the UK.
This doesn’t embody British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights within the UK, who will be capable of enter the UK however are required to self-isolate for ten days at house, together with their family.
Passengers coming back from these international locations can’t be launched from self-isolation by take a look at to launch.
There will 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, which will have unfold to different international locations, together with the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda.
Any exemptions normally in place is not going to apply, together with for enterprise journey.
British nationals at present within the UAE ought to make use of the business choices out there in the event that they want to return to the UK.
Oblique business routes that can 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 steerage.
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 will probably 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 brought on, and affected prospects ought to contact their reserving agent or Emirates name centre for rebooking.
“Emirates stays dedicated to serving our prospects 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.”