>> Qataris are starting to feel the effects of the diplomatic crisis. They're being told they can't board flights to Dubai or Abu Dhabi because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports. And if you're in the UAE, and feeling sorry for your Qatari neighbors, you're not allowed to express sympathy towards.
Local media reporting the country has banned it and will punish offenders with fines and up to 15 years in jail. The UAE along with several other powerful Arab states cut diplomatic ties with their fellow Gulf state on Monday over its alleged support for terrorist groups and Iran. The fallout also hitting supermarkets with reports that some are panic buying.
Reuters Qatar correspondent Tom Finn says migrant workers in particular are worried.>> There's definitely concern among mainly Indian and Nepali workers in Qatar about the lack of milk and chicken and they rely on these things to keep themselves going and working long hours on construction sites. So, I spoke to a couple of workers today who were worried that the cheaper milk that they used to buy is no longer available on the shelves.
>> A Qatari government source says it has about enough grain supplies to last a month. Turkey has thrown its support behind the state, saying it could fast-track a pre-planned troop deployment and provide food and water supplies. One of the big concerns for Qatar is the upcoming World Cup.
>> Qatar is meant to be hosting the 2022 World Cup. And if Qatar continues to be cut off by its neighboring countries, then there's big concerns about how will people get to the country during the tournament and will there be instability?>> US President Donald Trump took sides Tuesday, praising Middle East actions against Qatar.
But later, he spoke by phone with the Saudi king, stressing the need for gulf unity. Right now, it's not clear if and when relations might be back on track.