The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday briefly suspended the issuance of new visas to guests from Pakistan and 11 different nations until additional notification, the Foreign Office said.
The decision by the UAE specialists is “believed to be related to the second wave of COVID-19,” Foreign Office representative Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement.
“We have learnt that the UAE has temporarily suspended the issuance of new visit visas until further announcement for 12 countries, including Pakistan,” he said, adding that the government is seeking official confirmation from the UAE authorities in this matter.
Notwithstanding, the suspension would not make a difference on as of now gave visas, the Foreign Office said.
It was not promptly away from numerous classifications of visas would be influenced by the suspension. The UAE has different visa classifications, including business, traveler, travel and understudy.
Different nations hit by the UAE government’s new visa orders incorporate Turkey, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Kenya and Afghanistan.
In June, when cases in Pakistan were on the ascent, UAE aircraft Emirates had reported transitory suspension of traveler administrations from Pakistan till July 3. The choice came after around 30 Pakistanis who showed up in Hong Kong on board an Emirates flight tried positive for the infection. The carrier continued its trips in July, the Dawn News announced.
In August, Kuwait’s flying prohibited business trips to Pakistan and 30 different nations were viewed as ”high risk” because of the spread of the Covid.
The quantity of diseases has been ascending in Pakistan since before the end of last month and specialists have proclaimed that the nation was seeing the second rush of COVID-19. The energy pace of the infection has expanded, particularly in significant urban communities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Hyderabad.
On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had encouraged the individuals to “act as a nation” to control the spread of the novel Covid, which has so far contaminated 363,380 individuals and asserted 7,230 lives in the nation.
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