January 6 According to a report by Iran’s state news agency, Iran’s health minister confirmed on the 5th that Iran found the first case of mutant COVID-19 infection, the patient from the United Kingdom.
Subsequently, the head of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization said that the ban on flights between Iran and from the United Kingdom would be extended for two weeks until the end of January.
Iran announced the suspension of flights to and from the United Kingdom on December 20, 2020 due to the emergence of the novel coronavirus variant strain in the United Kingdom.
The head of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran said that passengers who fly directly and connecting from the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Iran.
Passengers from the United Kingdom and who have entered the country will be quarantined. If an airline violates the ban, their flying licenses will be revoked.
It is reported that Iran’s National Airlines and Turkish Airlines have suspended British flights, and Iran has also asked Qatar and Emirates Airlines to ban passengers from the United Kingdom.