July 17, 2024


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Social media influencers hit by extension of journey ban to UAE

Social media influencers have been hit by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) getting added to the checklist of nations from which visitors are banned from moving into the Uk.

a person holding a sign: The ban is aimed at stopping the spread of the South African coronavirus variant in the UK (Aaron Chown/PA)

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The ban is aimed at stopping the unfold of the South African coronavirus variant in the British isles (Aaron Chown/PA)

Burundi and Rwanda have also been extra to the “red list”, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps reported.

The measure aimed at halting the unfold of the South African coronavirus variant arrives into power from 1pm on Friday.

British and Irish nationals, and individuals with home legal rights, will continue to be able to enter the Uk but should self-isolate for 10 times at residence.

A number of influencers have frequented Dubai in the UAE in the latest months in spite of the UK’s ban on leisure travel, insisting their outings are for operate needs.

Direct passenger flights from the UAE to the United kingdom will also be banned from Friday, leading to key disruption to people returning from Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Video clip: Home Secretary Priti Patel launches new vacation constraints including need to have valid motives for trip (Birmingham Mail)

Home Secretary Priti Patel launches new vacation constraints which include need to have legitimate good reasons for journey


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The Division for Transport suggested British nationals currently in the UAE that they can use “indirect professional routes” to return house.

The announcement arrives a day just after House Secretary Priti Patel strike out at influencers, stating there are “still also numerous men and women coming in and out of our region every day” irrespective of the coronavirus lockdown.

Priti Patel who is smiling and looking at the camera: Home Secretary Priti Patel launched a series of tougher border measures on Wednesday (Matt Dunham/PA)

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Residence Secretary Priti Patel released a collection of tougher border actions on Wednesday (Matt Dunham/PA)

She said: “We see a great deal of influencers on social media demonstrating off about which pieces of the globe that they are in, generally in sunny parts of the entire world.

“Going on vacation is not an exemption and it is crucial that individuals stay at property.”

Ms Patel introduced a series of harder border measures on Wednesday, like a prerequisite for men and women to declare their purpose for leaving the British isles, and improved law enforcement enforcement of the ban on holiday seasons.

She also confirmed that folks returning from “red list” countries will be taken to quarantine lodges for 10 days, but it is not recognised when this policy will be executed.

This led to an indignant response from vacation companies demanding sector-distinct help from the Government.