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Very last UAE flight lands in British isles as journey ban arrives into outcome

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The previous flight from the United Arab Emirates has landed as the UK’s vacation ban will come into force.

The UAE, home to megacities Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has been positioned on the UK’s “red list” of nations, for which stringent vacation bans apply.

British Airways flight 104 from Dubai to London Heathrow touched down on British isles soil at 12.57pm, 3 minutes right before flights from the UAE have been barred from landing in Britain for the foreseeable.

A lot of Britons in the UAE rushed to make it home right before the ban arrived into influence.

Make-up artist Amy Wilson mentioned she was “lucky” to land again in the United kingdom two hours in advance of the deadline.

“Can’t consider how fortunate me and Jack have been with flights, obtained back again from Turkey two several hours before the quarantine deadline and acquiring the last flight residence from Dubai ahead of the British isles closes its borders to the UAE,” she tweeted. “Someone’s seeking out for me.”

Countless numbers of travellers who experienced flights routed by the Gulf hubs from destinations in Asia and Australasia have out of the blue located them selves stranded.

Online video: Uk bans immediate flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest worldwide route (Reuters)

United kingdom bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest intercontinental route


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Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps declared yesterday final night time that flights from the UAE would be banned from 1pm on 29 January, leaving travellers just 20 hrs to make choice preparations.

The evaluate is aimed at stopping the South African variant of coronavirus from reaching United kingdom shores. 

Although immediate flights have been banned, British and Irish citizens and those with residency legal rights travelling from the UAE can even now enter the Uk, but they have to do so by means of a third country.

Arrivals from the 33 international locations on the United kingdom “red list” – which also involves Portugal, Brazil and the Seychelles – will eventually be matter to hotel quarantine. 

Having said that, from 4am on 29 January, returning Brits from the UAE need to isolate at residence for 10 times along with their households, according to Mr Shapps.

A lot of Britons, including some effectively-publicised social media influencers, are at this time in Dubai. 

In an amusing Instagram video, reality tv star Jake Quickenden carefully mocked the influencers nonetheless in Dubai.

“The airports, they are closing!” he cries in the video. “Get me my bloody case! 

“That was a nightmare. I just packed that rapid it was like I was functioning in Lidl on the checkouts.”