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BREAKING: UAE Resumes Visa Issuance to Nigerians

by Nwani Chisom
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The United Arab Emirates has resumed it’s earlier suspended VISA issuance to Nigerians.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who wrote via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The Minister explained that Nigeria also allowed the operations of the Emirates airline in the country. According to him, lifting of the visa restriction was a condition for Nigeria to allow Emirates Airlines operations in Nigeria.

His tweet read thus;

“UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria.

“Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation. Many thanks.”

Recall earlier that before the resumption of international flights in the country, the Federal Government had announced that Air France, KLM, Etihad, RwandAir, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines were not granted approval to commence flight operations.

The United Arab Emirates on the other hand denied restricting the issuance of visa to Nigerian visitors, saying,

“At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE took a number of precautionary measures to combat the virus’ spread, including the temporary suspension on issuing UAE visas to all nationalities as of March 17, 2020.

“After entering the recovery phase of the pandemic, the UAE eased some measures on July 7, permitting visitors from various countries to adhere to the necessary precautionary measures, including by showing negative PCR test results within 92 hours of traveling to the UAE. “This includes those visiting from Nigeria.

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