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Emirates airline suspends travel from more African countries

An Airbus SE A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates, taxi at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday, March 23, 2020. Emirates, the largest long-haul airline, based in Dubai, and neighbor Etihad Abu Dhabi will stop carrying passengers for two weeks from Wednesday due to local restrictions. Photographer: Christopher Pike / Bloomberg via Getty Images
An Airbus SE A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates, taxiing at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020 (Photo by Christopher Pike / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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.

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