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UAE bans its citizens from travelling to Thailand and Iran amid virus fears

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A worker wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, cleans the handrails at the passengers' arrival area of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. AFP

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement on Monday detailing a travel ban to Iran and Thailand following recent concerns on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreaks in the aforementioned countries.

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The statement read: In light of the UAE's efforts to monitor and contain the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and in the interest of general public safety and health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a travel ban, calling on all UAE citizens to not travel to Iran and Thailand at present and up until further notice.

ThaiAirportVirusA woman and her daughter wear protective face masks at the arrival area of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. AFP

UAE citizens currently in these countries are requested to contact the UAE Embassy or the Ministry's call centre on 800 44444, and register on the ministry's 'Tawajudi' service.

 

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