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Covid-19: UAE suspends all flights, including transit, for two weeks

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Filed on March 23, 2020 | Last updated on March 23, 2020 at 04.31 pm
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The decision, which is subject to re-assessment, will take effect in 48 hours.

 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.

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体育竞彩网The decision, which is subject to re-assessment, will take effect in 48 hours.

体育竞彩网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.


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