Emirates, Etihad extend ban on travelers from COVID-hit countries including Pakistan

10:02 AM | 29 Jul, 2021
Emirates, Etihad extend ban on travelers from COVID-hit countries including Pakistan

DUBAI – Passenger flights from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to Dubai and Abu Dhabi will remain suspended until at least August 7, UAE national flag carrier announced.

Reports cited that Etihad Air and Emirates have further extended flight operations from South Asia due in wake of the COVID pandemic.

The recent travel advisory from Emirates said “In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending the carriage of passengers from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to Dubai until 07 August 2021”.

The passengers who have connected through these countries in the last 2 weeks will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the Gulf state, it further added.

However, UAE nationals, UAE Golden Visas holders, and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID-19 protocols are exempt and may be accepted for travel.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways, the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates has also announced that flights from Pakistan and Indian to the Gulf state will remain suspended until at least August 2.

Responding to a query on social media, the airline wrote: “Hi Malik, as per current regulations, all the flights from Pakistan have been suspended until 02 August 2021, subject to extension.”

Flights to the UAE from the South Asian region have been suspended for a long time due to the Covid pandemic.

The UAE had first announced the suspension of entry for travelers from countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka on national and foreign flights on May 12.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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