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Blow for UAE tourism as UK PM holds fire on international travel date

The UK government warned it was “still too soon to know what is possible” and that the opening of foreign travel could be delayed beyond the middle of May

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised UK travellers not to book foreign holidays in a move that will come as blow to the UAE tourism industry. Johnson said on Monday that the international travel ban might not be lifted on the previously mooted date of May 17 due to the risk of importing Covid-19 variants.

“We’re hopeful that we can get going from May 17, but I do not wish to underestimate…  the difficulties we’re seeing in some of the destinations countries that people might want to go to. We don’t want to see the virus being reimported to this country from abroad,” the PM said.

The UK government warned it was “still too soon to know what is possible” and that the opening of foreign travel could be delayed beyond the middle of May….

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