The UK government’s travel ban has been extended to the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the importation of a new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa.
The UK government has announced that it has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, which was originally identified in South Africa, into the UK.
From 29 January 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK. There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE.
This does not include British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who will be able