UK adds UAE to ‘travel corridor’ list

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It was announced yesterday that the UK has added the UAE to its travel corridor list, meaning people will not have to self-isolate upon returning to the UK. An increase in flights will result in easier cargo connections.

“We welcome the UK’s decision to add the UAE to its list of countries where arriving travellers are exempt from quarantine,” commented Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates airline and Group. “This is a positive development for the many people in the UAE who have been yearning to spend time with family and friends in the UK, and vice versa. It is also a recognition of the UAE’s effective response in containing the pandemic. We believe this move will benefit businesses and tourism, and Emirates is ready to reinstate more flight services between Dubai and the UK to serve customer demand.”