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Emirates says small number of its passengers affected by US ban on Muslims


DUBAI: Emirates airline will continue to comply with entry requirements for travel to and from the United States, as required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, airline said.

“A very small number of our passengers travelling were affected by the new U.S. immigration entry requirements implemented by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 28 January 2017. Where applicable, we are assisting the affected travellers with their flight re-bookings,” said Emirates spokesman in a statement.

Emirates is offering both re-booking and refund options to passengers holding passports from the seven affected nations that are booked to travel to and from the USA. Passengers are also responsible for ensuring that they have the required documents for their travel, and they can view the airline’s website for more information, the statement added.

“The recent change to the US entry requirements for nationals of seven countries applies to all travellers and flight operations crews. To date, no Emirates crew has been affected by the change. We have made the necessary adjustments to our staffing to comply with the latest requirements. Emirates continues to operate flights to the US, as scheduled,” said the spokesman.

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