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UAE Commences Issuance of Visa To Nigerians – Minister

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will commence issuance of Visas to Nigerians from Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made this known on Tuesday 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 & a Health insurance (similar to Schengen requirement). Health insurance can be paid through travel agents/airline”.

The Federal Government had six days ago lifted suspension placed on Emirates Airline from flying into Nigeria on agreement that UAE reciprocates with issuance of Visa to Nigerians.

Abuja Business Reports recalls that the Nigerian government recently agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates from operating into and out of the country based on the undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).

Sirika, had said that the commencement of the airline’s operations would however depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE.

He had disclosed that UAE had written that they agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision had been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria, but added that “commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent.”

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