UAE to begin visa issuance to Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates is set to resume the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday (today), the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said.

Recall that Checkout Magazine reported that 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.

The minister on Wednesday announced 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 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.”

The visa concern issuance between Nigerian and UAE had warranted the ban of Emirates Airlines from operating into Nigeria.

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