United Arab Emirates Widens Travel Ban Leaving Many South Asians Unable to Return to Country

The United Arab Emirates has widened its travel ban to include Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The ban came into effect on May 12th. The announcement comes after the UAE banned Indians from traveling to the country to curb the spread of the India COVID variant. However, this ban will not include long-term residency holders (such as the Golden Visa) and diplomats. Those that consider the UAE their home base but are not holders of the visa or hold citizenship

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