Emirates on Tuesday suspended the entry of travelers from several African destinations until further notice.
According to the airline, passengers on direct and transit flights from Angola and Guinea will not be allowed into Dubai from December 28. Six other African countries, namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Ethiopia are also on this list.
Passenger operations from Dubai to these destinations are not affected.
“Affected customers do not need to call us immediately for a new reservation. Customers can just keep their Emirates ticket and, when flights resume, contact their travel agent or reservations office to make new travel plans, ”the airline said in a statement.
The move is the latest worldwide travel restriction aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, especially in light of the emergence of the Omicron variant.