Tunisia Suspends All Emirates Airlines Flights After UAE Bars Women Travellers

UAE Denies Entry to Female Tunisians

The transport ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page that it "has made a decision to suspend flights of Emirates Airlines to and from Tunisia until the company can find a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with worldwide laws and treaties".

Local media reported that Tunisian women had been blocked from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai over several days.

Passengers said the only explanation they were given by airline staff was that women holding Tunisian passports were not allowed to travel to the UAE.

Tunisia late on Sunday suspended flights from Dubai carrier Emirates to Tunis, with officials saying the airline was refusing to carry female Tunisian travelers.

Tunisia has been making an effort to fix the otherwise strained diplomatic ties with the UAE.

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"We consider this unjustified and surprising decision an infringement on Tunisia's reputation and for explicitly on Tunisian women", Daimi said.

That triggered angry reactions on social media and media outlets in Tunisia.

Since Friday, Tunisian women and girls have been delayed for hours as they look to board flights to the UAE, sparking outcry in the North African nation.

"We have contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that necessitated taking specific and circumstantial measures", Gargash wrote on Twitter.

Relations between Qatar on one hand and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt on the other have been severed since June after the four Arab countries accused Doha of backing "terror" groups in the region, a charge denied by Qatar.

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