London: Stranded Australians have been dealt a fresh blow after an abrupt decision by Britain to close its border to the United Arab Emirates caused a major airline to axe all flights to the key transit hub of Dubai.
The upheaval will put more pressure on the Morrison government to schedule extra Qantas repatriation flights for Australians stuck in Europe.
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The Centre has informally told airlines not to fly Chinese nationals into the country. The development follows China’s move to ban entry of flyers from India a month ago.