UAE resumes issuance of tourist visas,flights to Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will resume the issuance of visas to intending travellers from Thursday, October 8, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika in a tweet on Wednesday.

Sirika had announced on September 30 that the UAE had written to state that it agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made the Federal Government lift the ban it had earlier placed on Emirates Airlines.

“UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, subsequently a decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria,” the minister had tweeted.

Providing an update on the visa issuance matter with the UAE, the aviation minister tweeted again on Wednesday that the Arab nation had confirmed that it would start issuing visas to Nigerians.

Sirika said, “UAE confirmed that they will begin issuance of visas from 8th of October, 2020.

“Travelers are to have a return ticket, hotel booking, negative PCR result and a health insurance (similar to Schengen requirement).

“Health insurance can be paid through travel agents/airline.”




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