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Oman, UAE and Egypt ban travelers from 7 southern African states over COVID variant

Indian nationals check in at the Muscat International Airport before leaving the Omani capital. (File photo: AFP)
Indian nationals check in at the Muscat International Airport before leaving the Omani capital. (File photo: AFP)
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27 Nov 2021 06:11:49 GMT9
27 Nov 2021 06:11:49 GMT9

Arab News 

DUBAI: Oman, UAE and Egypt joined a series of countries worldwide who banned direct flights from seven African countries temporarily in response to the spread of a new coronavirus variant.

Starting from Nov. 28, directs flights from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini would be blocked and a range of measures would be introduced for any travellers arriving from such countries via indirect flights, whether for transit or otherwise. 

 
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