UAE government bans Nigerians from visiting their country through visa ban

By: Sarkolee / October 22nd, 2022 / 30 views

Nigerians are not permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates without a visa.

The United Arab Emirates’ immigration officials also stated that all filed applications are rejected and that costs are not recoverable in a notification that was sent to its business partners in Nigeria, including travel firms, on Friday, October 21.

The Dubai officials did not provide a justification for the choice but did state that all applications are pending while problems between the governments of the UAE and Nigeria are worked out.

The notice read;

“All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.

“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.”

Speaking to Punch, a source at Wakanow who confirmed that the notice was issued said;

“It is true, it was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration did not state when the ban would be lifted but for now, everything is on hold.”

A customer service representative for Air Peace also commented on the situation, stating that passengers with current visas are still being flown to Dubai.

The spokesperson further assured the publication that any modifications will be properly announced.