The previous flight from the United Arab Emirates has landed as the UK’s vacation ban comes into drive.
British Airways flight 104 from Dubai to London Heathrow touched down on Uk soil at 12.57pm, a few minutes before flights from the UAE ended up barred from landing in Britain for the foreseeable.
Several Britons in the UAE rushed to make it house right before the ban arrived into result.
Make-up artist Amy Wilson reported she was “lucky” to land again in the Uk two hrs before the deadline.
“Can’t believe how blessed me and Jack have been with flights, got back from Turkey two hrs just before the quarantine deadline and finding the previous flight house from Dubai prior to the Uk closes its borders to the UAE,” she tweeted. “Someone’s seeking out for me.”
1000’s of travellers who had flights routed as a result of the Gulf hubs from places in Asia and Australasia have suddenly observed them selves stranded.
Movie: United kingdom bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest intercontinental route (Reuters)
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps declared yesterday very last evening that flights from the UAE would be banned from 1pm on 29 January, leaving travellers just 20 hrs to make option preparations.
The measure is aimed at stopping the South African variant of coronavirus from reaching United kingdom shores.
Whilst immediate flights have been banned, British and Irish citizens and those with residency legal rights travelling from the UAE can nonetheless enter the United kingdom, but they need to do so by using a 3rd place.
Arrivals from the 33 nations on the British isles “red list” – which also contains Portugal, Brazil and the Seychelles – will sooner or later be subject to hotel quarantine.
Even so, from 4am on 29 January, returning Brits from the UAE must isolate at household for 10 days together with their homes, according to Mr Shapps.
Quite a few Britons, which include some effectively-publicised social media influencers, are currently in Dubai.
In an amusing Instagram movie, reality tv star Jake Quickenden gently mocked the influencers even now in Dubai.
“The airports, they are closing!” he cries in the movie. “Get me my bloody scenario!
“That was a nightmare. I just packed that speedy it was like I was doing work in Lidl on the checkouts.”