- A report has emerged that Nigerians would be able to secure UAE visa beginning from Thursday, October 8
- The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the report on his official twitter handle
- Hadi Sirika disclosed some of the requirements needed to secure the UAE visa
The federal government has disclosed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will begin the issuance of visa to intending travellers from Nigeria as from Thursday, October 8.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation who made the disclosure in a tweet on Tuesday, October 6, also spoke about some of the requirements needed to secure the visa.
“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.”
Legit.ng recalls that the United Arab Emirates made an undertaken to issue visas to Nigerians after the ministry of aviation agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates airline from operating into and out of the country.
In another news, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed bilateral air service agreements with the United States, India, Morocco, and Rwanda.
The minister of aviation made the announcements on Tuesday, October 6.
Hadi Sirika also shared copies of the agreements which showed that the Nigerian president signed the instruments of ratification on Wednesday, September 30.
Meanwhile, the federal government has threatened to deal with travellers who fail to conduct the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test.
The punitive measures for not following the travel protocols include a six-month passport suspension for Nigerians and visa cancellation for foreigners.
The Nation reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 national coordinator, Sani Aliyu, made this known on Monday, September 14, at a briefing.
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