The UAE announces the suspension ALL flights (inbound, outbound and transit flights) for 2 weeks with the exemption of cargo and evacuation flights. This decision will take effect on March 25, 2020.
This announcement was made on the official UAE government news portal, WAM, as per statement by the Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management.
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Earlier, it was reported that Emirates airlines has decided to suspend all flights except for emergency cases and repatriation of travellers to selected countries. In this recent update, it now includes ALL airlines in the UAE.
Below is the Twitter post by WAM news agency:
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) March 22, 2020
Please see the full announcement below:
UAE suspends all inbound, outbound passenger flights, transit of airline passengers for two weeks
The National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management and the Civil Aviation Authority have decided to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE for two weeks as part of the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
The decision, which is subject to re-assessment, will take effect in 48 hours.
In a statement today, the CAA said cargo and emergency evacuation flights would be exempt, taking into consideration all the precautionary measures adopted as per the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
“Additional examination and isolation arrangements will be taken later should flights resume in order to ensure the safety of passengers, air crews, and airport personnel and their protection from infection risks,” said the statement.