UAE has asked airlines and travel agents yesterday to implement new procedures for visit/tourist visa holders flying into Dubai from five countries including Bangladesh, after hundreds of passengers stranded at Dubai International Airport since October 13 were flown back to their countries, Gulf News said in a report.
They said as per the latest instructions from the authorities, visit and tourist visa holders from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Nepal must hold a valid round -trip ticket for entry into Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
Travellers not complying with the regulations will be sent back to where they came from with the expense borne by the airlines concerned, it was informed.
Airline sources had earlier said that there were hundreds of passengers of different nationalities, mainly from the labour-sending Asian and African countries, who were denied entry.
Following this, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has also issued travel updates for the Bangladeshi passengers travelling to Dubai.