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Minister Confirms When UAE Will Begin Issuing Visa To Nigerians




The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will resume the issuance of Visas to intending Nigerian travelers from the 8th of October 2020.

Sirika confirmed the development in a post on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The tweet read; “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/airlines.”

It will be recalled that the federal government had in September, announced that it was lifting the ban on the operations of Emirates Airlines in the country.

The development was confirmed on Wednesday 30th September by Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who explained that the decision to lift the ban follows an agreement by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to issue visas to Nigerians.

The Minister explained that the decision to allow Emirates to fly again in Nigeria is premised on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE government.