UAE Suspends Entry for Travelers From Indonesia as Cases Surge
The ban will exclude some travelers, including UAE citizens and essential workers, who will be subject to a 10-day quarantine and PCR tests. Travel from Afghanistan will also be suspended, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said on Saturday.
#NCEMA and Civil Aviation: Entry suspension for travelers from Indonesia and Afghanistan on national and foreign flights, also for transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights traveling to UAE & bound for these countries, starting July 11.#TogetherWeRecover pic.twitter.com/ZrnYY1uzIQ
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE)
July 10, 2021
The move comes as Indonesia — Southeast Asia’s largest economy — battles one of the worst outbreaks in the region. The government has imposed stricter curbs, including a full work-from-home order for non-essential sectors.
Hospitals in many provinces are running out of beds and oxygen. As many as 38,124 people were confirmed to have the coronavirus in the 24 hours through Friday, with 871 dying from the disease. That was the first day in six that Indonesia didn’t mark a record in infections.