The foreign minister says efforts are going on to limit Barriers to UK-UAE travel in the coming years. The UAE to add the country in break up of travel corridors from October 4.
The UK and the UAE eased coronavirus-related air travel laws after it appeared that the UAE is not on the new list of vaccine approved countries. Limit Barriers to UK-UAE travel. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Friday told that from 4 am on October 4; the UK will ease constraints to visitors. Fully vaccinated for at least 14 days under an approved vaccination program overseas in the UK, Europe, US, or UK vaccine programme.
However, the rules specify vaccination with a full course of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a proper public health body in 17 countries. Including Bahrain and Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia but not the UAE.
In a recent tweet, James Cleverly, a Foreign Office minister, said: “We are concluding arrangements with UAE to cover their citizens in our plans to open up to the fully vaccinated from other nations from October 4.”
The UAE ambassador to the UK also tweeted after the original announcement, saying: “Great news that many Emiratis and UAE citizens will soon be able to travel to the UK with lessened travel restrictions.”
The UAE put on the UK’s travel red list on January 29. Meaning that all UK entries must restrain in a government-mandated hotel for ten days. After 188 days, the UAE came under the amber list, self-isolate for ten days. Further softening of travel rules, the UK removed the amber list. Now allowing the UAE to move to its new non-red list.
Emirates stated it would be working 73 weekly flights into the UK by October. Etihad Airways has rescheduled three daily flights to London’s Heathrow and once everyday to Manchester.