The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued information of a travel ban to Iran and Thailand following outbreaks of a new coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

‘In light of the UAE’s efforts to monitor and contain the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and in the interest of general public safety and health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a travel ban, calling on all UAE citizens to not travel to Iran and Thailand at present and up until further notice.’ – The ministry said in a statement.