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UAE to Begin Issuing Visas to Nigerians Today

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Hadi Sirika, Aviation Minister

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) says she will from today, Thursday, 8th October 2020, begin issuance of Visas to Nigerians

Capt. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, disclosed this Wednesday, on his twitter handle, announced that the UAE had confirmed that it would start issuing visas to Nigerians from Thursday and that travelers would have a return ticket.

Sirika on his twitter handle 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).

He added that, “Health insurance can be paid through travel agents/airline,” he said.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government a week ago, lifted suspension placed on Emirates Airline from flying into Nigeria on condition that the federation of UAE, begin issuance of visas to Nigerians.

Sirika had also said that the UAE had written Nigeria, in agreement to issue visas to Nigerians, saying that based on this, decision had been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria.

The Minister declared that, “Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation. Many thanks,” he had said.

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