The United Arab Emirates has banned tourist visas from more then twelve countries to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

According to a Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman. Visas for citizens of following countries have been banned until further notice:

  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Yemen
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Somalia
  • Libya
  • Kenya
  • Afghanistan

Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said the authorities may have decided to impose the ban because of the second wave of Corona.

Chaudhry added more. We are seeking official confirmation from the concerned UAE authorities in this regard. Visas that have already been issued will not be subject to this restriction.

The ban was imposed by the United Arab Emirates at a time when the second wave of Corona has begun in Pakistan. On Wednesday, 2208 new cases of corona and 37 deaths were reported in Pakistan.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, the number of corona cases reported in Pakistan so far has reached 363,380 while the number of deaths has risen to 7,230.

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