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British and Irish citizens and people who have residence rights in the UK can enter, as commercial flights are not banned. However, they must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days at their own expense and must take a COVID-19 test on days two and eight of their self-isolation.
The ban does not include people in age groups ineligible to receive vaccinations. A previous directive banning the entry of non-Kuwaitis into the Gulf state still stands, the statement said.
Hundreds of cars crowded roads linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Monday, as Riyadh permitted citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel abroad more than a year after barring external trips.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the "difficult decision” was prompted by rising infection rates in Portugal and worries about new strains of the virus that could prove resistant to vaccines. EasyJet slammed UK change to Portuguese travel as "huge blow."
CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the company's live virtual and augmented reality conference, said the new name reflects his focus on building the metaverse.
Besides celebrating reading and culture, the milestone Sharjah International Book Fair 2021 (SIBF), being organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) at Expo Centre Sharjah from November 3 to 13, has announced 12 workshops focused on social media and online marketing for all age groups.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), through the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP), has carried out a research campaign in Colorado, United States of America, to investigate the possibility of using autonomous unmanned aircraft systems to collect cloud microphysical measurements and provide automated cloud seeding decisions.
Researchers said DNA taken from the hair, which was preserved at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, confirmed the family relationship between Sitting Bull, who died in 1890, and Ernie Lapointe, 73, a resident of Leed, South Dakota.