UAE denies placing travel ban on Nigerians, gives reason for suspending visa issuance

The tour between Nigeria and UAE remained restrained because of the closure of the Nigerian airspace.   

UAE denies placing travel ban on Nigerians, gives reason for suspending visa issuance

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to media reviews about the purported journey restrictions imposed on Nigerians wishing to tour to the UAE.

In its reaction, the UAE Embassy in Abuja refuted the accuracy of the information which changed into contained in those reports, while additionally affirming the growing bilateral relations among the 2 pleasant nations.

This disclosure become made in an reliable statement by the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Abuja on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

The embassy, in its assertion, said the UAE authorities stated that tour among Nigeria and the UAE has been constrained due to the closure of the Nigerian airspace. Part of the assertion stated:

“In response to recent press and social media reviews regarding purported travel regulations among the UAE and Nigeria, and in an affirmation of the developing bilateral relations between the 2 friendly international locations, the UAE Embassy in Abuja denies the accuracy of the facts contained in those reviews.

“At the onset of the COVlD-19 pandemic, the UAE took a number of precautionary measures to fight the virus’ unfold, together with the temporary suspension on issuing UAE visas for all nationalities as of March 17, 2020.

“After coming into the restoration phase of the pandemic, the UAE eased some measures on July 7, allowing traffic from numerous international locations to adhere to the vital precautionary measures, which includes by way of showing bad PCR take a look at consequences inside 92 hours of touring to the UAE. This includes the ones touring from Nigeria.”

The declaration additionally referred to that the UAE Embassy and the Nigerian Government will maintain to work intently to obtain the important approvals to facilitate journey among each international locations.

It may be recalled that there have been media reports which had been induced by claims of a travel organisation, pronouncing that visa renewals for Nigerians within the UAE, acclaim for permanent residents, and traveler visas were discontinued. Some social media users, in response to the development, linked the brand new regulations to some of the fraud instances concerning a few Nigerians in Dubai recently.