A new immigration order proposed by Donald Trump, the new President of the United States, proposed that people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are blocked from entering the United States for the next 30 days, (and refugees from these countries blocked for the next 120 days). This new law directly affects people from those countries travelling to the United States (whether you have lived there previously or not) and it affects over 1 million residents of the UAE
Emirates have changed pilots on crew rosters for US bound flights
According to Reuters, rosters on US bound flights for Emirates were changed to comply with the travel ban. The airline, which is the largest in the UAE, flies daily from Dubai to eleven major US cities including Washington and D.C. and New York, and the ban applies to all flight crew.
Emirates Airlines has said it will comply with the new rules, but will offer refunds or rebook any affected passengers. The airline said passengers were affected over the weekend, but staff were not.
“We have made the necessary adjustments to our crewing, to comply with the latest requirements.”
Emirates Airline Spokeswoman to Reuters via email
The world is in shock at the current ban and #MuslimBan is trending in Dubai on Twitter
All I can say is thank goodness I live in Dubai now, especially since the most important people in my life are all on the #MuslimBan list.
— Nicola Ellegaard (@banafsaji) January 29, 2017
It’s a good point, it would be a scary world…
— Bibi (@DubaiDiaries) January 29, 2017
People are offering up their accommodation for anyone stranded due to the ban
Stranded in Dubai? We have a spare room. #MuslimBan
— Margherita Stancati (@margheritamvs) January 29, 2017
Let’s not blame the airline
Some airlines are offering affected customers refunds
British Airways says it is offering customers affected by travel ban a refund for their travel to the U.S. or opportunity to re-book flight
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) January 29, 2017