For the following week, Qatar Airways is temporarily suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and Rwanda. The move is being undertaken at the request of the UK government. However, the airline is allowing for some exceptions.
Suspending new bookings, not flights
Qatar Airways will be suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and Rwanda effective now through to February 5th.
Imposed at the request of the UK government, this temporary booking ban excludes citizens and residents of the GCC who are returning to other GCC countries. The GCC, or Gulf Cooperation Council, consists of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, meaning that bookings for regional travel can still take place.
Full statement below:
#QatarAirways has temporarily suspended acceptance of new bookings from UAE for the next 7 days due to UK government concerns. South Africa & Rwanda are also temporarily suspended – exceptions include GCC nationals & Resident Permit Holders returning to other GCC countries.